THE CITY OF JŪRMALA
Jūrmala is the Latvian biggest resort that stretches for 32 km along the gulf of Riga and the Lielupe river. Throught the course of history Jūrmala has united 12 villages– Priedaine, Lielupe, Bulduri, Dzintari, Majori, Dubulti, Jaundubulti, Pumpuri, Melluzi, Asari, Vaivari, Jaunkemeri and two small towns – Sloka and Kemeri.
|Population||57 385 (2014)|
|Nearest railway station||Priedaine (14 km from Riga)|
|The most remote railway station||Kemeri (44 km from Rīgas)|
SIGHTSEEING OBJECTS IN JŪRMALA
Jūrmala railway bridge over the Lielupe
Railway metal bridge over the Lielupe in the railway line Tornkalns-Tukums 2. Built in 1877. In the war times in 1917 and 1944 was blown. Has been restored after the war. The bridge length is 303.6 meters.
Ragakapa nature park
Ragakapa is a typical mass formed by the wind and is one of the highest dunes in Latvia – 18. 2 m. As a result of the wind activities Ragakapa has been transformed into a 800 m long and 100 m wide dune rampart. There are plenty of very old pine trees in the nature park, aged over 340 years, and rare plant and bird species. Four separate paths form the path of the nature park – the Natural view path, the Insects path, the Pine trees path and the Plants path. The paths are equipped with the viewing platforms, stairs, benches, information signs and displays.