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Rudovi, Lauderu pagasts, Zilupes nov., LV 5722 371 29469278
The highest point in district of Ludza. Around the ancient hill is very wonderful nature. The tipical view of Latgalian hill.
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Nagļu pagasts, Rēzeknes novads, Rēzeknes nov. +371 28301143
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Robežnieki, Robežnieku pagasts, Krāslavas nov., LV-5666
Phone: +371 22015347, +371 65629524
It is located in Robežnieki, on the shore of the lake Lielais Gusena ezers, in picturesque neighbourhood with naturally preserved stages of survey, there are also two facilitated resting areas. The total length of the path is 1,3 km. There are 15 stops with information stands and attractive tasks along the path. The path made with a purpose for everybody to learn about nature objects, get aesthetic satisfaction and have a good rest.
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"Gulbji" (Dvietes senlejas informācijas centrs), Putnu sala, Bebrenes pagasts, Ilūkstes novads, Daugavpils rajons, Ilūkstes nov., LV-5439
Phone: +371 65400220. +371 26109353
The route of ecotourism on the flood-land meadows, to see a variety of birds and nature. April - May- is possibility to go boating with quid along the flood-land meadows.
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Krāslava, Krāslavas nov., LV-5601
Phone: +371 656 23586
The park’s dendrological composition is bright- 70 different species of trees and shrubs. There are snails that were brought from Spain. There is a grotto in the park. This grotto is the sign of romance and melancholy. The observation deck at the palace offers fascinating views of the river Daugava and the city.
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Piedruja, Kreis Piedruja, Krāslava Municipality, Krāslavas nov., LV-5662
Phone: +371 26357228
It is located in Piedruja, in the upper course valley of the river Daugava, in the territory of Augšdaugava protected landscape area, which is rich with rare and protected species of plants and animals, as well as with cultural landscape and historical monuments. Walking along Piedruja path, Stone of Daugava can be seen. On this stone the name of Daugava river is engraved in seven languages – Estonian, Finnish, Russian, Polish, German, Livonian, and Latvian. Located near river Daugava. Piedruja trail is unique, because walking on it, you can observe the life of residents living on the left bank of the river Daugava, our neighbours Belorussians. Piedruja is very close to the Republic of Belarus and there is also protected water border along the river Daugava. It’s necessary to have a passport! Book your visit in advance!
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Rundēnu, Lauderu pagasti, Ludzas nov. 371 29469278
The holes made by meteorites are on national protection. It is the only one such object in Baltic.
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Šķeltovas pagasts, Aglonas nov., LV 5653
Phone: 371 656 22201; 653 22100. 371 29118597
It is not big, clear lake of very beautiful and unusual color. Ir is located in the bilberries forest. Velezers was taken for mysterious place for a long time.
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Vecsaliena parish, Daugavpils region, Daugavpils nov.
Phone: +371 65476748
The precipice of Ververi is placed on the left side of Daugava, in the circle of Ververi, opposite to the previous house of forester "Ververi". The beautiful natural site. The one of the most important precipices of valley banks of Daugava along the all onflow of river. The height is 42 m (above the water level of Daugava in period of summer), the length is about 370 m, the escarpments are very big, its slope is about 40°, but in some places it is 80°-90°, sometimes it makes also laps of negative slopes. The structure of precipice is conglomerate - sand, gravel and layers of moraine, which are deformed in creases.
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Pilskalne, Pilskalnes pagasts, Daugavpils rajons, Ilūkstes nov.
Phone: +371 65462296. +371 29264801
There are 5 routs - dendrological, geological, Sprīdītis trail fo children with 32 wooden sculptures, tho route "Vēstures liecinieki" (bunkers of German soldiers from the 1. World War), Augšzemes landscape trail (8 km) - biotope of a pond, 6 lakes, 22 anthills, the highest place in the territory of district (186 m a. s. l ), sight tower, hillforts, guest house "Driģenes"
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Zvirgzdenes pagasts, Ciblas nov.
Phone: 371 657 00834
The lake is on national protection. It is placed outside of Ludza.
Cultural-historical objects Nature specimens
Rusonas pagasts, Riebiņu nov., LV-5329
Castle mound of Šņepsti, the Large hill, is located on the left side of Preiļi - Aglona road (when going from Preiļi). The hill that resembles a prolonged bread loaf, is 19 meters high. In the South-West side it was fortified with ditches, between which an ascend to the castle mound plateau was located. The plateau and the South descend have been cultivated from ancient times, that is why the dark black cultural layer, that covered the upside of the castle mound, has been mixed and ploughed downwards. The castle mound was destroyed largely by those who were seeking antiques. The local farmers for some Bogomoļeca father in Jaunā manor would carry lots and lots of antiques they found in the castle mound in order to get money. Latvian History musem still holds two oval 5th century lighter stones and other antiques. Some items found in the castle mound currently can be viewed in a musem in Vilnius, Lithuania. A tale tells, that there were two doors on the sides of the castle bound. Behind it a young girl sat with a black dog by her feet. The girl had to collect berries from a thorn bush for seven years. In other tales it was said, that she had lended her money for the local people for some time. One of them didn't pay it back on time and he was tormented be devils.
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