Jurmala city

The state city of Jūrmala is Latvia’s largest resort city, which stretches 24 km along the Gulf of Riga and river Lielupe. The pride of the city is the white sand beach and the cultural and historical heritage, including the wooden architecture, which is characterized by magnificent carvings on the facades and roofs of the buildings and which harmoniously coexists with the features of classicism, historicism, art nouveau style, national romanticism, and functionalism.

Twin cities of Jurmala, with which cooperation programs are created, including cultural projects: Ashdod (Israel), Batumi (Georgia), Eskilstuna (Sweden), Jävle (Sweden), Kabura (France), Palanga (Lithuania), Pärnu (Estonia). , Pietarsaari (Finland), Samarkand (Uzbekistan), Terracina (Italy).

More than 800 cultural and recreational events are held in Jurmala per year, including concerts, open-air events, art exhibitions, competitions and festivals, movie screenings, theater performances, meetings with creative people, events for families with children, creative workshops, etc. Dzintari concert hall is an significant place of Jūrmala’s cultural life. From 2016, Jūrmala’s cultural program is complemented by the International Baltic Sea Choir Competition.

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