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TOP 10 sights in Ogre

Ogre is a small, green town within a 40-minute-drive from the capital Riga. Nature is all over the town, which is rich in scenic walks and great opportunities for active recreation. There is also a wide range of dining options.

Ogre Blue HillsNature park Ogres Zilie kalni (The Ogre Blue Hills)

Most of the territory is covered by coniferous forests on eskers. It is currently a popular holiday destination for Ogre inhabitants and city guests and occupies an area of 312 ha. In winter, a lighted cross-country ski track on hilly terrain is maintained in the nature park, but, in summer, the trail network is available for Nordic walking, cycling and other holidaymakers’ activities. The viewing tower is erected at the highest point of the Ogre Blue Hills nature park.

Ogre History and Art Museum

The museum is an important platform for creative expression to artists of the Ogre Municipality and Latvia. The modern interior features 2 constant exhibitions: "From bank to museum" and the engaging "Pietura Ogre" (Ogre Station), which will appeal to all with its interactive and digital features. It's an exhaustive message of the history of Ogre.

The Digital Fountain in OgreHistoric Buildings and Square of Ogre town

The pedestrian street has been stylized and depicts the meandering course of the river Ogre and its islands, represented by flowerbeds. During the summer, the residents and the guests of the city can enjoy the complex of fountains named The Digital Water Curtain.

The Digital Fountain

During the summer, the residents and the guests of the city can enjoy the complex of fountains, named The Digital Water Curtain, and a fountain that you can step in and paddle, which is especially appealing to the youngest visitors.

Krasta Promenade

Krasta promenade is a popular rest area and a place for walking, enjoyed by the locals and visitors of the town. It is also a favoured venue for concerts and festivities. The restored promenade stretches along the river Ogre, revealing a magnificent view of the river and its banks.

Arched Pedestrian BridgeArched Pedestrian Bridge

The largest arch-shaped bridge in Latvia is 94 m long and 4.5 m wide. The pedestrian bridge over the River Ogre was built in 1966, and it connects the central part of the city and Pāroge

The Wooden Footbridge across the River Ogre

There is a wooden 100-metre-long footbridge across the river, intended to revive the feeling of the 1920s to 1930s when Ogres was a swimming resort. 

The Daugava Promenade

The Daugava promenade in Ogre is a popular rest area and a place for walking, fishing and water sports both for the residents and the guests. It attracts visitors with an excellent view of the confluence of the River Daugava and the River Ogre.

Špakovskis ParkŠpakovskis’s Park

Located in Pārogre, the park covers an area of 5.9 ha. The park contains more than 400 species of trees and bushes. At the highest point of the park, there is a viewing tower.

The Former Sanatorium "Ogre"

The building is an architectural monument of local importance, built in 1927 according to the design of the architect Konstantīns Pēkšēns. The largest and most magnificent room is the dining hall. It is decorated with wall paintings by Ansis Cīrulis. They have the status of an art monument of national importance.