City Centre

Liepāja’s city centre has a handful of interesting places to visit.

Worth a Trip: Karosta

Off limits to everyone during the Soviet occupation, Karosta, 4km north of central Liepāja, is a former Russian naval base encompassing about one-third of Liepāja’s city limits. From ageing army barracks to ugly Soviet-style concrete apartment blocks (many abandoned), evidence of the occupation still remains. As sights are fairly far apart, Karosta is best explored by bicycle or by car. There is a nice beach, so take your swimming suit along on a hot day.