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Ostas Street Promenade or Ventmala delights

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Ostas Street Promenade or Ventmala delights the visitors thanks to several outstanding tourism objects – Livonian Order Castle, tour boat "Hercogs Jēkabs", monument to Kr. Valdemars.

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A: Monuments of Krišjānim Valdemāram

by Igor Dubakov, 60 meters away

Krišjānis Valdemārs (also spelt Christian Waldemar or Woldemar) (December 2, 1825 at Vecjunkuri in th...

Monuments of Krišjānim Valdemāram

B: Ostas Street Promenade or Ventmala delights ("Intenerant cow ")

by Aleksandr Galiullin, 400 meters away

"Intenerant cow " was made as old, shabby leather travelling bag, which is glued with different symbo...

Ostas Street Promenade or Ventmala delights ("Intenerant cow ")

C: Kuldigas street in Ventspils

by Aleksandr Galiullin, 460 meters away

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Kuldigas street in Ventspils

D: latvia ventspils town hall square

by Igor Dubakov, 470 meters away

The city’s Rātslaukums and its historical building, including such architectural masterpieces as Meln...

latvia ventspils town hall square

E: Latvia - Ventspils - Ratslaukums (Town Hall Square)

by Igor Dubakov, 480 meters away

The city’s Rātslaukums and its historical building, including such architectural masterpieces as Meln...

Latvia - Ventspils -  Ratslaukums (Town Hall Square)

F: Ventspils market square

by Aleksandr Galiullin, 480 meters away

Ventspils market square

G: The Sitting cow

by Igor Dubakov, 490 meters away

The Sitting cow Address: near the Market area (Tirgus laukums)

The Sitting cow

H: Ventspils market

by Aleksandr Galiullin, 500 meters away

Ventspils market

I: Ventspils Ferry Terminal

by Igor Dubakov, 620 meters away

Ventspils Ferry Terminal

Ventspils Ferry Terminal

J: Cow Parade Ventspils 2012 (Pomegranate Cow)

by Aleksandr Galiullin, 850 meters away

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Cow Parade Ventspils 2012 (Pomegranate Cow)

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