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History of city Liepaja (Libau) historical region Courland in photos

A small historical reference

Liepaja - a city located in the south-western Latvia on the Baltic coast. The largest city of the historical region of Kurzeme, the third largest city in Latvia after Riga and Daugavpils, an important ice-free port. The first written mention - April 4, 1253. Based on the location of the Curonian fishing village of Lebanon. In 1300, the knights of the Livonian Order built a cathedral here, next year - built a fortified castle, and the city was surrounded by a stone wall. March 18, 1625 by the Duke of Courland Friedrich Kettler city received Magdeburg Law.

Attractions - House of Peter I (in 1697 the hotel was Madame Hoyer), Nicholas swimming pool, gymnasium Nicholas (late XIX - early XX century), theater (1907), Water Tower (1905), horse riding school (1903-1904), postal station pigeons (1896), Oscar Kalpaka Bridge, the Lutheran Church of St. Anne (1587), the Cathedral of the Holy Trinity (1742) - until 1979 the biggest organ of the world, the Cathedral of St. Jazepa (1762), the Orthodox Church of the Trinity (1866), Svyato-Nicholas Orthodox Naval Cathedral (1903), a synagogue (built in 1870, destroyed in 1941).

Liepaja. Harbour of Liepaja
Harbour of Liepaja
Liepaja. Public bathing pool
Public bathing pool
Liepaja. City bridge
City bridge
Liepaja. City Hall, 1936
City Hall, 1936
Liepaja. Kurhaus
Kurhaus
Liepaja. Kurhaus
Kurhaus
Liepaja. Kurhaus strasse
Kurhaus strasse
Liepaja. Kurhaus strasse
Kurhaus strasse
Liepaja. Liepaja port
Liepaja port
Liepaja. Tram
Liepaja tram
Liepaja. Tram
Liepaja tram
Liepaja. Tram, made by employees of tram depot
Tram, made by employees of tram depot
Liepaja. Bridge and Liepaja tram
Bridge and Liepaja tram
Liepaja. Square of Roses
Square of Roses
Liepaja. Square of Roses
Square of Roses
Liepaja. The south side of city
The south side of city

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