Attractions

Top Choice Church in Liepāja

St Nicholas Maritime Cathedral

The stunning cathedral, with its bulbous cupolas, shines like a precious stone through the grey concrete of the decrepit Soviet apartment blocs that surround it on all sides. It was built in 1901 in the Russian revi…
Historic Building in Liepāja

Karosta Prison

Gluttons for punishment will get a bellyful in this creepy old prison, which operated right up until 1997. Built in 1900 as an infirmary, it was quickly turned into a military prison, even before the building was co…
Museum in Liepāja

Liepāja Under Occupation Museum

Traces the bloody history of the Soviet and Nazi occupations in Latvia, with an emphasis on Liepāja. Captions are in Latvian, but no words are needed to explain the powerful images of the 1939–40 deportations to Sib…
Museum in Liepāja

House of Craftsmen

Check out the largest piece of amber art in the world (an enormous dangling tapestry) here plus legions of old women knitting scarves, mittens and blankets available for purchase. The jeweller, based on the 2nd floo…
Museum in Liepāja

Liepāja History & Art Museum

Features a variety of impressive displays such as Stone and Bronze Age artefacts unearthed on local archaeological digs, and an interesting collection of old jewellery, weapons and vintage memorabilia from both worl…
Market in Liepāja

Peter’s Market

Vendors have touted their wares here since the mid-17th century. The market expanded in 1910, when a pavilion was constructed adjacent to the square. Today you’ll find stalls inside and out at this bustling complex,…