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Orthodox church in Seda

Seda is a town in the Valka district of Latvia, with 1,500 inhabitants. It lies just 20 km from Valka and the Estonian border. It's an industrial town built in 1953 for the workers of Seda peat marshes located nearby. The inhabitants were brought here from all over the Soviet Union.

Get in[edit]

There are three trains and several buses a day from Riga, the capital of Latvia, going to Valga, Estonia. They all stop in Seda.

Get around[edit]

Seda is so small that the best way to get around is by foot.


Abandoned recreation centre in Seda

Seda itself is a monument of Stalinist architecture. It's a perfect place for people seeking Soviet nostalgia.


Walk around those three streets – it will not take more than an hour. Or, take a trip on a narrow-gauge train going to the peat marshes.

  • Seda nature trail (Sedas daba taka (ekotaka)). free.






Go next[edit]

Strenci - 5 km away, is a small town (1,200 inhabitants) where the best mental hospital in Latvia can be found with a beautiful park around it.

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