Oviši, Užava and Akmeņrags lighthouses open to visitors


Visitors will find jewels of industrial cultural heritage - the Oviši, Užava and Akmeņrags lighthouses managed by the Freeport of Ventspils Authority.

Freeport of Ventspils Authority is responsible for preserving and maintaining the oldest lighthouse in Latvia, Oviši Lighthouse, the romantic Užava Lighthouse and Akmeņrags Lighthouse, which is the most remote from populated areas. Recognising their value and public interest, the Freeport of Ventspils Authority has made them available for public viewing. All three lighthouses are listed as national cultural monuments, and they continue to function as lighthouses as well as attractions.

The oldest lighthouse in Latvia - Oviši lighthouse - is located on cape Oviši, 360 metres from the shoreline, about 25 km from Ventspils in the direction of Kolka. Height of the tower - 37 m. There is also an interactive exhibition, which gives visitors a fascinating insight into the history of lighthouses and how they work.

Užava lighthouse is located about 25 km from Ventspils in the direction of Liepāja. It is located on one of the three high forested dunes, reaching a height of 28 metres. Height of the tower - 19 m.

Akmeņrags Lighthouse, about 80 km from Ventspils, can be reached from Ziemupe. The lighthouse is the main attraction of Akmeņrags - when you climb it, you have an unforgettable view of the sea and the surrounding forests. Height of the tower - 38 m.

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