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A small historical reference

Short introduction:

Asari (Assern) - a former fishing village Saushi, part of the city of Jurmala and holiday village.

Bulduri (Bilderlingsgof) - part of the Riga beach and the city of Jurmala, located 20 km from Riga.

Dubulti (Dubbeln) - part of the town of Jurmala in 22 km from Riga.

Mayor (Mayorengof) - stopping point in Jurmala and holiday village.

Melluzi (Carlsbad II) - part of the city of Jurmala, a former fishing village, in the second half of the 19th century - a holiday village.

Edinburgh (Dzintari) - part of the city of Jurmala, Here, there is a concert hall "Dzintari" ("Concert Kurhaus Garden Edinburgh").

Date of foundation:

History:

Population:

Sights:

Jurmala. Arrival of the train at the Asari station, 1926
Arrival of the train at the Asari station, 1926
Jurmala. Asari - Railway station, 1926
Asari - Railway station, 1926
Jurmala. Assern (Asari) - Old Railway station
Assern (Asari) - Old Railway station
Jurmala. Bernatu pavilions, 1932
Bernatu pavilions, 1932
Jurmala. Building of Bulduri (Bilderlingdhof) station, 1958
Building of Bulduri (Bilderlingdhof) station, 1958
Jurmala. Bulduri (Bilderlingdhof) - Big Avenue, 1916
Bulduri (Bilderlingdhof) - Big Avenue, 1916
Jurmala. Bulduri (Bilderlingdhof) - Confectionery and Cafe on Rezekne Avenue
Bulduri (Bilderlingdhof) - Confectionery and Cafe on Rezekne Avenue
Jurmala. Bulduri (Bilderlingdhof) - Railway station
Bulduri (Bilderlingdhof) - Railway station
Jurmala. City High School, 1900
City High School, 1900
Jurmala. Coast with beach
Coast with beach
Jurmala. Coast with beach
Coast with beach
Jurmala. Dubulti - Karlbadskaya street, Wine shop and Hotel 'Odessa'
Dubulti - Karlbadskaya street, Wine shop and Hotel 'Odessa'
Jurmala. Dubulti - Kurhaus, 1911
Dubulti - Kurhaus, 1911
Jurmala. Dubulti - Panorama of Lielupe River
Dubulti - Panorama of Lielupe River
Jurmala. Edinburg - Kurhaus
Edinburg - Kurhaus
Jurmala. Edinburg - Railway station
Edinburg - Railway station
Jurmala. Edinburg - Riga seaside
Edinburg - Riga seaside
Jurmala. Edinburg - Sea pavilion
Edinburg - Sea pavilion
Jurmala. Edinburg - Sea pavilion
Edinburg - Sea pavilion
Jurmala. Edinburg - Sea pavilion, 1914
Edinburg - Sea pavilion, 1914
Jurmala. Hotel 'Bilderlingdhof'
Hotel 'Bilderlingdhof'
Jurmala. Hotel 'Jurmala'
Hotel 'Jurmala'
Jurmala. Majori (Majorenhof) - Jomes Street
Majori (Majorenhof) - Jomes Street
Jurmala. Majori (Majorenhof) - Jomes Street
Majori (Majorenhof) - Jomes Street
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History

The city of Jūrmala actually consists of a string of small resorts. From west to east, these include Ķemeri, Jaunķemeri, Sloka, Kauguri, Vaivari, Asari, Melluži, Pumpuri, Jaundubulti, Dubulti, Majori, Dzintari, Bulduri and Lielupe.

Jūrmala's reputation as a spa destination began in the late 18th and early 19th centuries. Wealthy landowners began the tradition of relaxing at the seaside, and Russian army officers came here to rest after the Napoleonic Wars, returning later with their families. The peak of the Jūrmala area's development was the opening of the Riga - Tukums railway in 1877 (which still passes through Jūrmala) that gave a great boost to the numbers of visitors, and thus a boost to the development of the town as a resort. Jūrmala also gained a reputation as a health spa. The sea breeze, pine aroma, mineral springs, and sandy beach encouraged many sanatoriums to develop within the city.

In Soviet times Jūrmala was popular with the Communist officials because of its beach and sanatoriums - holidays were also given as rewards for top union members. It became one of the most popular holiday destinations in the whole Union. The spas offered facilities from mud baths to riding therapy and hiking in the woods. In summer there are many concerts.

Whereas Riga has advanced rapidly to embrace and cater for growing numbers of Western tourists, Jūrmala has lagged behind. Russians are now subject to strict visa requirements and its beaches have yet to attract significant numbers of Europeans, leaving the tourist industry with a hard task on its hands. However, during the past few years, Jūrmala has started to recover. Many Russian celebrities, successful businessmen and others have been buying houses near the beach, and lots of different festivals and other activities have brought more and more people to the town each summer. At the moment, Jūrmala has almost achieved the popularity that it experienced by the Soviet elite.

The main beach at Majori and another at Bulduri now bear blue eco-flags signalling the sea is clean and safe to swim in, and the Latvian Academy of Science boasts a hotel for its members in the town. There is also the Midsummer Festival in June, celebrating the longest day of the year. The "Jaunais Vilnis" New Wave (competition)[5] music festival showcases the latest music from all over Europe. The Lonely Planet guide to the region states that it is one of the highlights of Latvia.

Origin: en.wikipedia.org




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