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Latvia is a beautiful country situated on the coast of the Baltic Sea and is considered the heart of the whole Baltic region. It is one of the smallest countries in Europe, its territory amounts to 450 km from the West to the East, and from the North to the South even less – 210. Thanks to an advantageous geographical position, moderate climate, abundance of well-saved monuments and high-quality service, Latvia has become one of the most visited places among Baltic countries. In spring and summer the country really blossoms and urges tourists to visit its snow-white beaches in the largest Baltic resort called Yurmala that is widely known for its therapeutic muds, mineral waters and fresh air with pine wood aroma. In winter it snows very often and that makes Latvia the loveliest place for skiers. The majority of sights are situated in Riga, its capital. There are the Dome Cathedral, the Historical Museum, the Art gallery of Latvia, the Freedom monument and others. In this fascinating city every tourist can feel real spirit of the Middle Ages through the architectural style, taste the Latvian ethnic cuisine and spend time in rural wooden lodges somewhere near lake or pond, simply enjoying its rich nature. Latvia is all about trees, hilly landscapes, gentle slopes, plains, dense woods and lovely river banks. The diverse cultural heritage of Latvia contains many archeological evidences of the history. There are some old cities with deep historical past such as Rezekne, Cesis or Ludza. One of the most visited sights of Latvia is “Latvian Switzerland” called Sigulda, where one can see the romantic fortress of 12th century and the God’s Garden. Visitors usually go crazy about the Riga’s bread that is a real work of art – it can be light and dark, usually with a walnut and dried apricots. This bread is magic – it is stored not less than a month and doesn't harden at all. The second thing that tells everything about Latvia is famous Riga’s Herbal Liqueur that foreigners often by as a souvenir.