Located in the western part of Latvia, about 220 km from Riga, the coastal town of Liepāja is the third largest city in the country. During Soviet times, Liepāja had the USSR’s biggest military base in the region and was home to the Baltic fleet.
The historic center retained some of its original wooden buildings. The town’s main historical buildings are St Nicholas Orthodox Church, Holy Trinity Lutheran Cathedral, St. Anna's Protestant Church, the Naval Officers’ Meeting House and the Northern Forts. The organ of Holy Trinity Church is the largest manual organ in the world and international organ music festivals are regularly organized here. During the summer months, Liepāja’s white sandy beaches, musical and cultural festivals are particularly popular among the youth generations.
Church in Liepaja, Latvia