The North Breakwater is an important component of the Karosta (military port) complex. The construction of Karosta was started at the end of the 19th century, at the order of Tsar Alexander III, to defend access to the port of Liepāja and the fortress from the sea. At that time, the Karosta complex was one of the most modern in Europe, but losses in the Russo-Japanese war diminished its significance until the Russian government decided to abandon Liepāja as a western navy base. Artillery batteries, underground structures and gunpowder stores were blown up – leaving an unusual landscape.
Kuldīga Old Town and the Venta Rumba
Talsi Old Town
Abava river valley from the Sabile Wine Hill
Pape Ķoņu village and ancient fishing villages
Pope Estate and surrounding area
Liepāja Harbour Promenade
Jūrkalne seashore bluffs