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Tukums

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The Durbe manor house

Tukums is a town in Latvia, some 70 kilometers to the west of Riga.

Understand[edit]

Tukums is the town of roses. Small town, old town, cobbled streets, artists, museums, creative workshops, roses, fountain, Katrina of Tukums, castles.

  • 1 Tourist Information Center, Pils iela 3, +371 63124451, fax: +371 63124451, . Summer season: M-F 09:00—18:00, Sa 09:00—15:00, Su 10:00—14:00. Off season: M-F 09:00—18:00.

Get in[edit]

1188.lv provides up-to-date bus and train schedules, route planner and prices.

By train[edit]

Trains depart from Riga to Tukums about every hour and a half.

There are two stations in Tukums, called 1 Tukums 1 (the more central one) and 2 Tukums 2 (in the far west of the town). Both can be used for onward travel by bus, depending on the bus' route – some buses do not go into the centre.

By bus[edit]

There are hourly buses to Tukums, you can take buses from Riga going to Tukums, Talsi, Kuldiga or Ventspils and get off in Tukums.

There are two bus stops in Tukums, the 3 Tukuma AO Bus Station (next to Tukums 1) and the 4 Tukuma lauktehnika bus stop (close to Tukums 2). Check ahead, which one you have to start from, when travelling onwards.

By car[edit]

The town is a one-hour drive from Riga.

Get around[edit]

Mostly walk-able, except for the manor in the east.

See[edit]

Architecture[edit]

  • 1 Brīvības (Freedom) Square and Fountain (Brīvības laukums un strūklaka). Until 1935 this was market square
  • 2 Castle Tower of Tukums (Pils tornis), Brivibas square 19a, +371 63124348. May-Sep Tu-Sa 10:00-17:00 Su 11:00-16:00, Sep-Apr M-Sa 10:00-16:00.
  • 3 Railroad Station Tukums I (Tukums I Station), Dzelzceļa iela 3, +371 63 116 249. Tukums I Station (Q4208039) on Wikidata Tukums I Station on Wikipedia
  • 4 Police Building (Policijas ēka).

Museums[edit]

Churches[edit]

History[edit]

  • 12 Historical Centre and Old Town of Tukums (Tukuma vēsturiskais centrs un vecpilsēta).
  • 13 Former Behr's villa (Bijusī Bēru villa).
  • 14 Kiosk Sēnīte (Kiosks Sēnīte). A former fuel station.

Manors[edit]

  • 15 Durbe Manor (Durbes pils), Mazā Parka iela 7 (2 km east of the centre), +371 63123694, +371 63122633. Tu-Sa 10:00-17:00, Su 11:00-16:00. Durbe Manor (Q5316311) on Wikidata Durbe Manor on Wikipedia
  • 16 Šlokenbekas Manor (Šlokenbekas muiža), Milzkalne (4 km towards Riga to the right), +371 63144319, +371 29904147, . M-Sa 08:00-17:00. The Šlokenbeka Manor was first mentioned in 1484, when its construction was assumed to have begun. The purpose of the manor was to protect the nearby Tukums from invaders. During the centuries, it was owned by several dynasties, like the Butlars and Scenkings, the Putkammers and Grothauses, as well as the Medems and Rekes. In 1997, the Šlokenbeka Manor was handed over to the Ministry for Transportation, which has now arranged the Museum of Latvian Roads here. Šlokenbeka Castle (Q8082831) on Wikidata Šlokenbeka Castle on Wikipedia

Also, check out the nearby attractions of the Riga region, like Cinevilla.

Do[edit]

  • Rose Festival (Rožu svētki). July. Held in July each year, this festival features a varied program of events.
  • 1 Harmonija (Sport Facilities), Jana iela 3a, +371 63125775. Fitness.

Buy[edit]

Eat[edit]

  • 1 Pavards Café. Regular cafeteria style restaurant. Cheap and solid. Dish of the day €3.
  • 2 Elizabete, Elizabetes iela 12, +371 63124247.
  • 3 Kare, Pasta iela 25, +371 63181034.
  • 4 Miķelītis, Lielā iela 7, +371 63 123 634.
  • Cope, Engure, Ridelu Dzirnavas, +371 63161373.
  • Dio (Pure, 92nd km Riga-Ventspils highway), +371 63191278.
  • Huberts (Jaunmokas Palace), +371 29225405.
  • Janitis (Jaunpils), +371 63162497.
  • Krodzins, Kugukalna iela 1, Ragaciems, +371 63163736.
  • Lindaga, Dimanti, Ragaciems, +371 63163544.
  • Slokenbeka, Milzkalne, +371 63144394.

Drink[edit]

Sleep[edit]

Hotels and guest houses[edit]

Bed and breakfast accommodation[edit]

Camping[edit]

  • Abragciems, Abragciems, +371 63161668. 19 houses, 50 beds, unlimited tent places, 18 caravan places
  • Apsuciems, Apsuciems, +371 63143186. 30 houses, 85 beds, 10 tent places
  • Ronisi, Klapkalnciems, +371 63143145. 99 houses, 300 beds, unlimited tent places
  • Vecupe, Engure, +371 63161740. 110 beds, 100 tent places, 3 caravan places

Go next[edit]

  • Jūrmala – A popular holiday and sea resort town with wooden houses just west of Riga, which claims to have the longest beach in Northern Europe.
  • The Great Ķemeri Moorland – Ķemeri is the third largest national park in Latvia, and popular for its extensive moorland, moorland lakes, a wooden footbridge, viewing tower, bird-watching, moss, cranberries, fierce plants.
  • Riga region – The region has many interesting attractions just nearby of Tukums.


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