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Jelgava city
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Stand up paddle board rental
In Jelgava, in the swimming area of at the Lielupe Bank Promenade, you can enjoy an active recreation on a SUP board. It is like a big surfboard...
Stand up paddle board rental

In Jelgava, in the swimming area of at the Lielupe Bank Promenade, you can enjoy an active recreation on a SUP board. It is like a big surfboard which is propelled by a rider standing up, while using a paddle.

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Alunāns Park
The park has replaced former Jāņa cemetery. The grave site of the Latvian theater founder, Ādolfs Alunāns, and the monument by the sculptor...
Alunāns Park

The park has replaced former Jāņa cemetery. The grave site of the Latvian theater founder, Ādolfs Alunāns, and the monument by the sculptor Burkards Dzenis (1913) have been preserved. There is another monument to Juris Māters, one of the workers of the Latvian awakening movement and the founder of the Jelgava Latvian Association.

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Brewery "VIEDI"
Brewery "VIEDI" was founded in April 2015. The brewery does not have a record of ancient recipes, so beer recipes are created in...
Brewery "VIEDI"

Brewery "VIEDI" was founded in April 2015. The brewery does not have a record of ancient recipes, so beer recipes are created in long-term experiments and by combining quality raw materials and modern methods, a different beer is created.

Brewery "VIEDI" offers an attractive and knowledgeable guide to get to know the brewing process from malt to the finished product, to taste the products produced in the company, for example, to indulge in "Blondais grēks(Blonde sin)", turn to "Cīruļputenis(Lark blizzard)" or meet "Pamela", as well as buy your favorite beer in the factory shop.

The motto of the brewery "VIEDI" - We do things differently!

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Puhke- ja spordikompleks „Zemgale“
The recreation complex offers a wide range of entertainment and sports facilities - eight bowling lanes Brunswick, tennis courts, skate park,...
Puhke- ja spordikompleks „Zemgale“

The recreation complex offers a wide range of entertainment and sports facilities - eight bowling lanes Brunswick, tennis courts, skate park, basketball field, beach volleyball play fields, a mini-football field and the Jelgava Ice Hall with a public skating-rink, hockey and curling. The complex has a hotel, café and a cocktail bar.

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Fast Food Restaurant “Hesburger”
Fast Food Restaurant “Hesburger”
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Car rental "RentMotors"
"Rent Motors" car rental provides professional and reliable services of car lease in Jelgava.  Fleet includes...
Car rental "RentMotors"

"Rent Motors" car rental provides professional and reliable services of car lease in Jelgava. 

Fleet includes 30 cars in good technical and visual condition; several of the cars are excellently fitted out for each driver to be able to choose a car that fits best to their requirements, comfort and price category. The company implements an honest, reliable car lease practice aimed at long-term cooperation, which is highly evaluated by the regular customers and tourists from abroad.

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Children Amusement Centre “Bossiks”
We provide spacious rooms with a two-storey obstacle course, a bouncy castle, ball pools, climbing walls, trampolines, slides, simulation games...
Children Amusement Centre “Bossiks”

We provide spacious rooms with a two-storey obstacle course, a bouncy castle, ball pools, climbing walls, trampolines, slides, simulation games and other interesting and exciting activities.

We also  organize special events for children; theme parties with fairy tale or cartoon characters.

While children are having fun - parents can relax and enjoy a cup of coffee or a meal at the "BOSSIKS" Café, which is equipped with free wi-fi access; or they can also enjoy playing table games.

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Children Amusement Centre “Bambino”
Children Amusement Centre “Bambino”
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Children and Youth Camp "Lediņi"
Jelgava Children and Youth Centre "Junda" Camp "Lediņi" is located in the outskirts of Jelgava, in a beautiful and peaceful...
Children and Youth Camp "Lediņi"

Jelgava Children and Youth Centre "Junda" Camp "Lediņi" is located in the outskirts of Jelgava, in a beautiful and peaceful place surrounded by a pine forest. The camp area is created to provide interesting, fun and active leisure time and exploration. The Camp "Lediņi" offers territory and facility rental for children and youth, as well as adults. The site includes a fire pit with a gazebo with electrical lighting and electrical outlets. Outdoor climbers, forest agility tracks, a slide, a swing set, a stage, a beach volleyball court, in spring and summer - a trampoline. During summer it is possible to rent an outdoor pool.

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Jelgava Yacht Club
Rental of catamarans and boats.
Jelgava Yacht Club

Rental of catamarans and boats.

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Jelgava House of Culture
The building of the House of Culture was built in 1962. Today, it is the centre of cultural life in Jelgava, where regular concerts, theatre...
Jelgava House of Culture

The building of the House of Culture was built in 1962. Today, it is the centre of cultural life in Jelgava, where regular concerts, theatre performances, exhibitions and commemorative events are held. Jelgava choirs and dance groups, painting, weaving studios and Ādolfs Alunāns People’s Theatre are located there. The building is managed by Jelgava city municipal authority "Kultūra".

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Jelgava Student Theatre
Over half a century, the old traditions of the student theatre in Jelgava have survived until the present days as in Jelgava the students theatre...
Jelgava Student Theatre

Over half a century, the old traditions of the student theatre in Jelgava have survived until the present days as in Jelgava the students theatre still is active. Play, prose and poetry performances are staged and improvisation in theatre sports takes place in the theatre. The student theatre in Jelgava has opened its facilities to groups of tourists, when you can enjoy a cup of tea and get acquainted with the history of the theatre and to get an insight into its activities today. Tours should be booked in advance.

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Jelgava Dormition of the Most-holy Mother of God Orthodox Church
The history of the church is closely linked with St. Simeon’s and St. Anna’s Cathedral, during the repairs of it, in 1889, a small...
Jelgava Dormition of the Most-holy Mother of God Orthodox Church

The history of the church is closely linked with St. Simeon’s and St. Anna’s Cathedral, during the repairs of it, in 1889, a small church was built in the nearby cemetery area. The building was designed by architect V. A. Lunskis, its outlay is in the form of a cross. The building was not damaged during the war, its original interior as well as the iconic wall have survived.

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Café "Mītava"
LLC Sports Centre Zemgale V cafe  Mītava offers catering services: banquets, seminars, weddings, anniversaries, children's parties,...
Café "Mītava"

LLC Sports Centre Zemgale V cafe Mītava offers catering services: banquets, seminars, weddings, anniversaries, children's parties, funerals and serve outside events. The banquets can be arranged traditionally - served at the tables or in a buffet style.

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Wooden footbridges in Svēte floodplain meadows
The wooden footbridges built in the territory between Sniega Street, Vītolu Road, Būriņu Road and Miezīte Road reveal another corner of the...
Wooden footbridges in Svēte floodplain meadows

The wooden footbridges built in the territory between Sniega Street, Vītolu Road, Būriņu Road and Miezīte Road reveal another corner of the city's nature - Svēte River floodplain meadows.

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Boat Rental "MUČAS"
Boat Rental "Mučas" in Jelgava offers boat rental with delivery to different rivers of Zemgale and organizes boat trips. During summer...
Boat Rental "MUČAS"

Boat Rental "Mučas" in Jelgava offers boat rental with delivery to different rivers of Zemgale and organizes boat trips. During summer season, on weeknights, we organize trips in different rivers of Jelgava county. You can hire a boat and spend a pleasant evening with friends and family, while enjoying a nice boat trip in the rivers of Platone, Vircava, and Lielupe.

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Flights with hot-air balloons
Watch the city of Jelgava and the surrounding landscapes from an air-balloon! The starting place is selected by matching the personal desires and...
Flights with hot-air balloons

Watch the city of Jelgava and the surrounding landscapes from an air-balloon! The starting place is selected by matching the personal desires and respecting safety measures of flights. The most popular starting place is the meadow opposite the Jelgava Palace.

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Love Alley
On the side of Dobele highway, a monument of the 19th century is situated, which tells about friendship of two lawyers of the Court of Courland. A...
Love Alley

On the side of Dobele highway, a monument of the 19th century is situated, which tells about friendship of two lawyers of the Court of Courland. A marble urn over the tomb of K. Tetsch has remained until today, but the second monument - a granite obelisk to G. Z. Schwander – was destroyed during the Second World War. The two friends' tombs are joined by a birch alley. This site is bound to a legend of the two friends’ legacy left to newlyweds.

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Music Club "Tonuss"
The modern nightclub is one of the most popular attractions in Jelgava. "Tonuss" is actively cooperating with the best Latvian and...
Music Club "Tonuss"

The modern nightclub is one of the most popular attractions in Jelgava. "Tonuss" is actively cooperating with the best Latvian and foreign DJ and music groups, enjoying the club's visitors with large-scale concerts and thematic events.

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Water bicycle rental Pelikāns
Water bicycle rental on offer for active recreation of adults and children. You can take a ride around the Post Island, the River Driksa and the...
Water bicycle rental Pelikāns

Water bicycle rental on offer for active recreation of adults and children. You can take a ride around the Post Island, the River Driksa and the River Lielupe. The water bicycles are maintained clean to ensure a comfortable ride. The water bicycle point is located next to the restaurant Pilsētas elpa, where you can have a delicious meal after the active recreation. Car parking lot is located within 2 minutes from the rental point.

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Pizzeria "Picu Darbnīca"
Pizzeria offers wide variety of pizzas, pizza delivery.
Pizzeria "Picu Darbnīca"

Pizzeria offers wide variety of pizzas, pizza delivery.

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Polymer pipe manufacturer "Evopipes"
"Evopipes" is one of the most modern plastic pipe manufacturers in Europe and worldwide. The company manufactures products since 2008....
Polymer pipe manufacturer "Evopipes"

"Evopipes" is one of the most modern plastic pipe manufacturers in Europe and worldwide. The company manufactures products since 2008. During the tour, you can familiarize yourself with the functioning of the company and watch the process of pipe manufacturing.

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Printing - house "Jelgavas tipogrāfija"
Since 1996, the printing-office of Jelgava is a private company owned by Latvian entrepreneurs, specializing in small and medium-size print runs...
Printing - house "Jelgavas tipogrāfija"

Since 1996, the printing-office of Jelgava is a private company owned by Latvian entrepreneurs, specializing in small and medium-size print runs of high quality product manufacturing  for both the Latvian and foreign market. Combining the traditions of Jelgava book printing and the accumulated experience, the company is experiencing a successful development. The printing office offers the opportunity to look at the process of making a book.

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Candy workshop "Karameļu darbnīca"
In 2014 the candy workshop was launched as an honest, responsible and friendly company for every customer and business partner. We have come...
Candy workshop "Karameļu darbnīca"

In 2014 the candy workshop was launched as an honest, responsible and friendly company for every customer and business partner. We have come together because we share a love for creating candies and the desire to turn the production process and result into an art-form

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Museum of the "Ģintermuiža" Hospital
The origin of the psychiatric hospital in Jelgava dates back to the end of the 19th century, when an imposing building complex of Ģintermuiža was...
Museum of the "Ģintermuiža" Hospital

The origin of the psychiatric hospital in Jelgava dates back to the end of the 19th century, when an imposing building complex of Ģintermuiža was located there. Today, this heritage site is known as the hospital "Ģintermuiža" in which, during the whole 20th century, mental illnesses and addictions were treated and the hospital continues this mission today as well. The hospital conducts public education work to break the stereotypes of people about mental illnesses. In one of the historic buildings, a museum is located where you can get acquainted with the assistance rendered to patients. Excursions should be booked in advance.

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Sports and Recreation Complex "Rullītis"
"Rullītis" is a great recreation, training, competitions and events venue, which gathers together active lifestyle adherents who love...
Sports and Recreation Complex "Rullītis"

"Rullītis" is a great recreation, training, competitions and events venue, which gathers together active lifestyle adherents who love spending time in fresh air near Ruļļi reservoir. The active recreation and sports are largely based on technical sports – go-carts, car and motor sports. You can enjoy paintball at several fields with full equipment and training with an instructor.

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Sacred birch grove
A memorial site located between Kalnciems Road and Vecais Road, dedicated to the citizens of Jelgava, who died due to Soviet-era repressions. In...
Sacred birch grove

A memorial site located between Kalnciems Road and Vecais Road, dedicated to the citizens of Jelgava, who died due to Soviet-era repressions. In 2008, in the grove, a memorial "Path of sufferings" was opened, which is created as a symbolic railway passage with a 20-meter long railway track. 

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Paddle Boat and Boat Rental on the Post Island
Hire a boat or a pedal boat and take a look at Jelgava palace, the city's promenade, and wild horses of the Pils Island from the water...
Paddle Boat and Boat Rental on the Post Island

Hire a boat or a pedal boat and take a look at Jelgava palace, the city's promenade, and wild horses of the Pils Island from the water side. Enjoy the time together with friends, family or someone special.

We also offer our services at night, so that you can enjoy the beautiful panorama of Jelgava at night. We have specially equipped pedal boats that are used for night journeys.

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Valdeka palace
Valdeka palace was built in the 17th century outside Jelgava. In 1848, the owners of the palace became the Reke family and decided to...
Valdeka palace

Valdeka palace was built in the 17th century outside Jelgava. In 1848, the owners of the palace became the Reke family and decided to reconstruct the building. Therefore, in 1860s Kristofs Karlis fon der Reke reconstructed the building in Neo-Gothic style. During the post-war years, as its rooms were rebuilt several times, the palace had served as the multi-apartment building, laboratory, office building and kindergarten.

Today Valdeka palace is a study and work place for students and teaching staff of the Chair of Landscape Architecture Planning of the Faculty of Environment and Civil Engineering of Latvia University of Life Sciences and Technologies.

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Block of Vecpilsētas Street and Dobele gates
This housing area of Jelgava with wooden houses was formed in the 18th and 19th centuries. Only due to the local residents’ quick wit, this...
Block of Vecpilsētas Street and Dobele gates

This housing area of Jelgava with wooden houses was formed in the 18th and 19th centuries. Only due to the local residents’ quick wit, this wooden house area was not burnt down during the Second World War. In 2010, improvement works of the block of Vecpilsētas Street were carried out – the street roadway section and the sidewalks were renewed, keeping the cobblestone paving. Streetlights, benches and a memorial sign to the Dobele historic gate were installed, symbolizing one of the four 17th century city gates. From this place, along the nails road you can walk up to the Lake gate, located at the crossing of Uzvaras and Ausekļa streets. Information stands and plane-tables are placed on the streets of Old Town, featuring tourist attractions in Jelgava and providing useful information about the city in different time periods. 

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Health Center and Fitness Club "Fitland"
Health centre and fitness club. Exercise equipment, fitness gym, SPA treatment and squash are available.
Health Center and Fitness Club "Fitland"

Health centre and fitness club. Exercise equipment, fitness gym, SPA treatment and squash are available.

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Hotel "Zemgale"
Three star hotel, 34 facilitated rooms with shower, WC and TV. Offered services Bowling; Bar, billiard; Café; Outdoor...
Hotel "Zemgale"

Three star hotel, 34 facilitated rooms with shower, WC and TV.

Offered services

  • Bowling;
  • Bar, billiard;
  • Café;
  • Outdoor tennis courts in summers;
  • Ice ring.
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Hotel "Senlīči"
Are you looking for recreation closer to nature, you want to entertain children? After a happy, but tiring day we will wait you in our guest...
Hotel "Senlīči"

Are you looking for recreation closer to nature, you want to entertain children? After a happy, but tiring day we will wait you in our guest house. You will be able to enjoy dinner at the neighboring restaurant, cafe "Zemnieka cienasts". The building was built in the 20-ies of the last century and a family lived there just a few years ago. After the reconstruction, the guest house is located in the building. There is a beautiful old apple-garden around the house, where guests who enjoy silence and bird songs in summer can hide from the sun.

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Kārklu muiža
In Jelgava, a new guest house  Kārklu muiža  opened its doors to guests. It is located in a quiet location outside the city centre,...
Kārklu muiža

In Jelgava, a new guest house Kārklu muiža opened its doors to guests. It is located in a quiet location outside the city centre, 3.2 km from Island Pasta. A few steps away from the guest house, you will find a new place for walking popular among the residents – the wooden bridges of Svete flood-land. Enjoy a leisurely relaxation in Kārklu muiža!

 

Kārklu muiža offers accommodation, tent sites, picnic areas and premises for rent for events – seminars, banquets, celebrations, weddings.

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Café-restaurant Zemnieka cienasts
Come and enjoy popular Latvian dishes from meat and dairy products, that have been grown and made in Zemgale, and enjoy the vegetables that...
Café-restaurant Zemnieka cienasts

Come and enjoy popular Latvian dishes from meat and dairy products, that have been grown and made in Zemgale, and enjoy the vegetables that have been grown right here - at Līči. You can also try our freshly baked pastries and snacks.

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Melatworking Training Park of Zemgale Region Human Resource and Competences Development Centre
Metalworking Training Park of Zemgale Region Human Resources and Competences Development Centre offers an opportunity for school youth to get to...
Melatworking Training Park of Zemgale Region Human Resource and Competences Development Centre

Metalworking Training Park of Zemgale Region Human Resources and Competences Development Centre offers an opportunity for school youth to get to know the state-of-the-art metalworking machines in Europe and modern working conditions in the sector of occupations and became a welder for a moment.

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The Collection of Soviet Union Cars in ‘AnRu Motors’ Car Service Centre
You can see different cars like ZAZ, VAZ, GAZ. VAZ 21 assembled in 1961 is the oldest car. VAZ 2103 assembled in 1980 is the newest car in...
The Collection of Soviet Union Cars in ‘AnRu Motors’ Car Service Centre

You can see different cars like ZAZ, VAZ, GAZ. VAZ 21 assembled in 1961 is the oldest car. VAZ 2103 assembled in 1980 is the newest car in collection. All the cars are in a perfect visual and mechanical condition. All the cars were given the status of historical vehicle.

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Biomass cogeneration plant "Fortum"
Opened in autumn of 2013, the biomass combined heat and power plant in Jelgava is the largest and most modern of the CHP plants that uses...
Biomass cogeneration plant "Fortum"

Opened in autumn of 2013, the biomass combined heat and power plant in Jelgava is the largest and most modern of the CHP plants that uses renewable energy resources. A tour of the new factory will allow you to learn the principles of its operation and investment in energy saving.

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Largest Events and Festivals in Jelgava City, Jelgava County in 2023

 

From January 24 to March 26, Jelgava Sv. Mārtiņš Heimrat textile exhibition "Mārtiņdeķi" can be seen in the exhibition hall of the Trinity Church tower

 

On February 3, 4, and 5, the 24th International Ice Sculpture Festival (Pasta sala, J. Čakste boulevard)

 

On February 3, the opening of the exhibition and a memorial event for Jelgava theater director Lúcija Nefedova 90 (A. Alunān Memorial Museum)

 

On February 18, TDA Lielupe concert "We love dancing" (Jelgava House of Culture)