Welcome to Rēzekne
The main street, Atbrīvošanas alejā, runs from Rēzekne II train station (north) to the bus station (south), and crosses the central square en route. In the square’s middle stands Māra, a statue twice destroyed by the Soviet authorities in the 1940s and only re-erected in 1992. Its inscription ‘Vienoti Latvijai’ means ‘United Latvia’.
Further down the road you will find a small hillock with the unremarkable remains of Rēzekne castle and the great tourist information centre nearby with a dearth of information on the Latgale lakelands that surround the city.
Across Atbrīvošanas alejā is the new elegant addition to the city's skyline, the Gors – a large cultural centre that brands itself 'The embassy of Latgale'. Concerts, film shows, poetic readings – you name it – take place almost daily.
Continue along Atbrīvošanas alejā and take a walk down Latgales iela, the town’s oldest street, which is lined with dozens of charming brick facades constructed by wealthy Yiddish merchants several hundred years ago.