A small historical reference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).