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Water tower

The water tower was built in 1960 and was used until 2009. In 2009., the city’s water management structure changed and the tower was completely excluded from the common water supply system. The tower’s highest point is 27m from the ground. Right now the industrial heritage object -Aizpute`s water tower is opened as view tower.

Phone number: (+371) 28617307

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Wakeboard park “Fun Wave”

Leisure complex “Lauku Kūrorta Ciems” offers WakeBoard park “Fun Wave”. Cable wakeboardis a surface water sport which involves riding a wakeboard over the surface of water in which the skier`s rope and handle are pulled by an electrically-driven cable. Wakeboarding is suitable for women and man in any age.

Address: Ūdensrozes, Kazdangas pagasts, Aizputes novads
Phone number: (+371) 28332737, (+371) 26706009
Web: https://www.facebook.com/laukukurorts/

M. Freimaņa piemiņas vieta

Memorial site for Latvian singer Mārtiņš Freimanis

The musician, poet and actor Mārtiņš Freimanis (1977-2011) was born and raised in Aizpute where he also attended Aizpute secondary school. M. Freimanis was buried in Misiņkalns cemetery in Aizpute. The sculptor Uldis Zariņš is the author of the memorial stone.

Address: Brīvības iela, Aizpute
More information: vardnica.aizpute.lv

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Memorial plate of Latvian singer Mārtiņš Freimanis` childhood house

In 2014 at the International Cast Iron Symposium, the sculptor Kārlis Alainis created and cast a memorial plate for the famous late Latvian musician.

Address: Kalvenes iela 30, Aizpute
More information: vardnica.aizpute.lv

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Jewish Cemetery

The cemetery was founded in the late 18th century, and it still has the largest part of the gravestones. Some of them are truly unique: they are made of cast iron and have Hebrew letter-shaped inscriptions in German.

Address: Kalvenes iela (at the end of the Kalvene street, before the Aizpute border)

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Monument of Juris Zinbergs

The monument to the teacher and one of the main organisers of the unrest in 1905 – the revolutionary Juris Zinbergs – was unveiled in 1926, at the place of his death, on one side of the road to Rokaiži Manor.

Address: Rokaiži, Kazdangas pagasts
More information: vardnica.aizpute.lv

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Fricis Brīvzemnieks` memorial stone

Opposite the execution place of the national revolutionary J. Zinbergs, there was a pub building – the birth place in 1846 of folklorist Fricis Brīvzemnieks (Treilands). His father was a saddler who rented the Rokaiži pub temporarily from the Baron. The memorial stone to the poet and folklorist Fricis Brīvzemnieks (1846-1907) was unveiled in 1982.

Address: Rokaiži, Kazdangas pagasts
More information: vardnica.aizpute.lv

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Valātas castle mound

3 km from the center of Kazdanga between Vecpilis and Valāti is the Valata castle mound. In terms of area, one of the largest castle mounds in Course. Naturally protected from three sides, but on the north side there are two banks of earth and two ditches. Behind the ditches there used to be an old city which was several hectares big. Castle mound is one of the most beautiful in Kurzeme. There`s an outlined guess, that on the castle mound was located the Lažas castle,which was mentioned in the Rhymes Chronicle, and it was burned down in 1263 by Germans.

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Monument to the Revolutionaries of 1905

Almost 100 fighters perished here in 1905. They had been surrounded on three sides when the baron and Russian army fired at them. The events of 16 December 1905 in Aizpute are commemorated with the stone monument in Rokasbirze, and it has the flag of Latvia and the names of the victims engraved on it. Nearby is another monument of a height of several meters

Address: Rokasbirze, Aizputes pagasts

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Neredzīgais Indriķis (“Blind Indriķis”) memorial

A couple of kilometres away from Apriķi, towards Aizpute, there is the Ģiborti cemetry where the Latvian peasant-poet and song-writer Neredzīgais Indriķis (“Blind Indriķis”, 1783-1828) is buried. Altought Indriķis was iliterate and lost his eyesight at early age of 5, he was inspired by church songs of G.F.Stender. He was the first Latvian whose collection of poems was published for the public in 1806.

Address: Ģibortu kapi, Lažas pagasts
More information: vardnica.aizpute.lv

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Dzintare Hillfort

In Rhytm Chronicle is told about fight of German crusaders, who have attacked army of Curonian and Lithuanian tribes settled in Dzintare Hillfort in 1261. The moat of the fortress was filled with fire-wood and burned. The attackers killed all of its defenders, including boys older than eleven years old and women who didn’t want to beg for their lifes. Dzintare Hillfort is located on the bank of the Tebra River, at the outfall of the Grapste River in Tebra, near the Aizpute-Apriķi-Pāvilosta road.

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Knight

In August 2016, in the framework of the 13th International Cast Iron Symposium, the artist Kārlis Alainis created a large-scale knight sculpture. After the symposium the sculpture were processed and on April 1, 2017, the sculpture was placed at the Livonian Order Castle ruins as a sightseeing place for Aizputes citizens and guests of the city. The knight’s sculpture was created in cooperation with the artists workshop and residences center SERDE.

Address: Liepājas iela 9, Aizpute

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Wall painting

Canadian film maker Reiner Derdo, using the Canadian artist Sylvia Borda sketches, near the SERDES residences center did a wall painting on a house that is located at Atmodas iela 11. Sylvia Borda has visited Aizpute several times because of the framework of the project “Frontiers in Retreat”. Artist got inspired by Aizputes old apple tree gardens. Sylvia Borda have done sketches for Kalvenes and Atmodas streets which in the future could be painted with apples and apple flower motives too.

Address: Atmodas iela 11, Aizpute

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Linmeijers wall decoration

In 2016 in cooperation with the artist Gerda Stūre,  work has begun on creating a large-format wall design on the east wall of the old  Linmeiers building. The drawing in 2017 was co-financed by the Aizpute Regional Council and it is planned to continue the project in 2018. The main composition is formed by transforming […]

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Pandas

The carved sculpture “Pandas” was made in Aizpute, at the artist workshop and residences center SERDE. Sculptures author is young artist Jasush Kome from Japan. The place, where the sculpture is now, has been chosen by the artist himself. The sculpture is a tribute to all mothers with babies.

Address: Square between Liepājas iela and Katoļu iela

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Virtual Sculpture

Ginta Gabrāns sculpture is installed in the virtual reality of  Aizpute (Aizpute public swimming area), which can be seen using the extended reality application SAN (downloadable at san.lv or the Play Store application). The mobile application SAN is created in Latvia and thanks to the GPS technology used in the application, large-scale virtual objects are […]

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Cast Iron horn

Cast iron sculpture “Speak Aizpute” was created in 2009 by Estonian artist Ullo Karro in cooperation with the artist’s workshop and residences center SERDE. The sculpture is located on the Aizpute Market Square.

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Tile wall

On the tile wall, in total, there are 800 hand-made tiles, where the special relief is inspired by Latvian folklore characters. The wall was created in 2013 in cooperation with the artist’s workshop and residences center SERDE.

Address: Atmodas iela (square next to Aizpute county Tourism information centre), Aizpute

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Souvenirs

Art gallery “Mētras māja”
Address: Jelgavas iela 26, Aizpute (during renovation)
Phone: (+371) 29545975
Business hours: Workdays 10:00 – 17:00, Saturday 10:00 – 14:00, Sunday – closed!

Shop “Stilīgais rūķis”
Address: Zvaigžņu iela 2, Aizpute (Shopping centre “Aizpute”, 2nd floor)
Phone: (+371) 26895039
Business hours: Wokdays 10:00 – 18:00, Saturday 10:00 – 15:00, Sunday – closed!

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a.izpute silkscreen printing workshop

a.izpute – silkscreen printing workshop where works three creative girls from Aizpute. Screen printing or direct printing on textile is one of the ways in which from different thickness sieve with a rubber spatula are printed color to the material – cardboard, paper, wood, cork, etc. We print on: T-shirts, different types of fabric, cardboard and paper.

Address: Jelgavas iela 19, Aizpute
Phone: (+371) 29759449 (Linda), (+371) 29862230 (Arita), (+371) 23775504 (Sandra)
Web: www.facebook.com/aizputeskrekli

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Drawings in windows – bilingual houses

In cooperation with the workshop and residences centre SERDE and artist Simon – Perret Joanes are made written messages, telegrams to the shuttered windows of abandoned houses of Aizpute in Portuguese and English languages. Drawings were made in 2012.

Address: Atmodas iela, Aizpute

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A Notebook of Traditions

From 2007 the Interdisciplinary Art Group SERDE published several Notebooks of Traditions, in which is published expeditions and documented the traditional cultural evidence – different skills, traditions and experience of stories. The notebook of traditions series currently issued in 18 publications.

Shoping on – line: www.serde.lv
Phone: (+371) 29817180 (Signe Pucena)

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Silkscreen printing “Sapņu fabrika”

The printing is made in silkscreen printing technique, in which drawing design in special frames, is put on desirable material and with special color pulled down the chosen picture. This technique is applied to textiles – paper/ paperboard, fabrics, wood, metal and other surfaces, but mainly on T-shirts. “Sapņu fabrika” also develop individual themes for larger orders.

Address: Kalvenes iela 18, Aizpute
E – mail: kariiniite54@inbox.lv
Web: www.facebook.com/Sapnu-fabrika

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Smukumlietu skrodernīca

Cute and beautiful thing form babies and little children.
Clothing and accessories – hand made with love!

Web: www.facebook.com/smukumlietuskrodernica

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Aizpute gardening

Z/S (Farm) “Grietas” offers flowers’ and vegetables seedlings and trade. Open all year.

Address: Kalvenes iela 82, Aizpute
Phone: (+371) 26449833
Business hours: open when gates are open!

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Z/S Amaranti

Z/S (Farm) “Amaranti” in Aizpute parish offers purchase lily flowers and seedlings. Opportunity to shop on – line!

Web page: www.amaranti.lv
Phone: (+371) 29219078 (Inguna Vālodze)

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Market

Place, where you can puchase local goods – vegetables, beries, fruits, dairy products, meet, fishes, also clothing and footwear.

Address: Zvaigžņu iela, Aizpute
Business hours: Monday – Saturday 7:00 – 14:00, Sunday – closed!

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Second – hands hops

Shops that offer a different shopping experience and in oppurtunity to buy clothing, footwear, household goods, interior objects and other useful things on low prices [...]

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Academy Vitality

This weight correction centre is the only one in the Baltics where the slenderizing process takes place in complete isolation without needless temptations, in a 180 hectare territory under the firm supervision of specialists. The Academy works on the principal of “everything included”, and offers a complex approach: feeding, regular physical activities, and a complex of procedures in accordance with the program which is chosen.

Address: “Lejasraķi”, Lažas pagasts, Aizputes novads
Web page: www.academyvitality.com
How to find us?: https://academyvitality.com/kontakti/

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Kurzemes pilots

Leisure flights above the Kurzeme from Cīrava aerodrome. Give flight as a gift, spend a romantic evening with the sunset from an unusual point of view, or see your house from the bird’s flight. Book your visit in advance!

Phone: (+371) 28355869
Web: www.facebook.com/kurzemespilots

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Automobile “VOLGA” rental

Road transport complex „PALAST” offers rent of legendary soviet automobile GAZ 24-01 „VOLGA” for ceremonial gatherings and rides. Car is driven by polite, kind and friendly drivers who, if asked in advance, will dress up in uniforms according to best fashion trends of 70’s and 80’s.

Phone: (+371) 28633808
Web: facebook.com/palast.lv

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Bee house in Cīrava

Beekeeper Baiba Tikuma’s introduction to bee keeping in the apiary in summer will give you information about the life of bee community, as well as an opportunity to try out the beekeeping trade, or experience the relaxation and helth cures in the bee “healing room”. In the winter season, visitors are offered bee product tasting and wax candle making. Book your visit in advance.

Address: Cīravas Ķēniņi, Cīravas pagasts
Phone: (+371) 26446701
Web page: www.cirava.lv

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Aizpute

Aizpute is the largest and oldest town in the vicinity of Liepaja. In our streets the past and the present meet, and the historical heritage gets along well with our days. Aizpute’s historic center with its wood architecture, which is rightly included in the European cultural heritage list, its truly a museum under the open […]

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Aizpute winery

Aizpute winery in the old vaulted cellar of Aizpute castle manor provides information about wine making and offers wine tasting of locally produced wines. Book your wisit in advance.

Address: Skolas iela 1, Aizpute
Phone: (+371) 26397949
E-mail: info@ekovins.lv
Web page: www.aizputesvins.lv

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Valda Jēriņa doll collection

There are 500 differently dressed dolls in the exhibition. They have been collected for more than 30 years. The clothes for the first doll was made in 1973 after the song and dance festival. The dolls in the collection are dressed in national costumes, the last century’s school uniforms, as well as in season or flower descripting fantasy outfits. The oldest doll of the collection is at least 100 years old. Book yor visit in advance!

Address: Katoļu iela 1, Aizpute
Phone: (+371) 28617307
Entrace fee 1 EUR (children up to age 4 entrance for free).

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Art gallery “Mētras māja”

Under one roof of Mētras māja there are guest house, tourism information point, art galleria, shop, beauty salon and artists studio. In art galleria there are painting, photography, glass art, ceramics, sculpture and other exhibitions with participants of Latvian and foreign artists, and small concerts with performances of guest artists. Artists studio is a spacious room with special aura and average size graphic art etching press, gives a possibility for professionals and amateurs to try the technique of graphics.

Address: Jelgavas iela 26, Aizpute (during renovation)
Phone: (+371) 29545975
Web page: www.metra-a.lv

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SERDE: workshops and residences centre

The centre offers to experience many different cultural tourism offerings in Latvian, Russian and English – non-material cultural craft workshops, art and cultural activities, as well as alternative cultural tourism tours in Aizpute (summer season).

Address: Atmodas iela 9, Aizpute
Phone: (+371) 29817180
Web page: www.serde.lv

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IDEA HOUSE

IDEA HOUSE in Aizpute is a place of creative workshops (screen printing, photo, video, tee-house) and events for young people. A place where to generate new ideas, cooperative events, witch are related to the exchange of experience and friendship. IDEA HOUSE music studio offers to record self-compose songs, melodies and improvisations.

Address: Katoļu iela 5, Aizpute
Phone: (+371) 26670756, (+371) 29838399
Web page: www.idejumaja.lv

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Ģisrts Brumsons Art park

The park has a collection of rare plants and is decorated with works of art and small architecural objects. When booked in advance, visitors can use the bonfire area in the park and visit artist’s workshop which has interesting decorations.

Address: Mazā iela 3, Aizpute
Phone: (+371) 26892701
E – mail: girts9@inbox.lv
Web: www.facebook.com/Aizputes-mākslas-parks.

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Weawers’ studio “Kamolītis”

In the workshop, you can see how different linen with the methods and ornaments of our forefathers are made with a loom. There are a few looms in the workshop, mainly wool and flax cloth is made. The weavers use old ornaments as well as they experiment with new ones. Each year there are exhibitions made, in which not only the linen are exhibited but also other crafts. Book your visit in advance!

Address: Katoļu iela 1, Aizpute
Phone: (+371) 22847115