Most of the people are using summer holidays to rest by the beach and getting tan. But during warmer months we can also do some sightseeing, especially in countries, which climate is not very warm. Really great option is to take a tour around Baltic countries, using your car. What attractions are waiting for us in Lithuania, Estonia and Latvia?
Of course most people, who are visiting this Baltic country are spending most of the time in Riga, the capital. Nothing surprising in that, the city is beautiful and friendly. If you are interested into sacral architecture, you will enjoy the church of Saint Peter, very monumental, Baroque temple, with sophisticated interior design. In Riga you may also visit the Museum of War, great exhibition dedicated to the victims of holocaust. You will be able to see in there a lot of pictures, films and maps from the war. To learn more about Lithuanian culture, go visit Ethnographic Museum, situated on suburbia of capital. It is really great opportunity to learn more about history of Baltic tribes. And if you like an animals, in Riga you will find huge zoologist garden with exotic species.
This is probably the most wealthy of Baltic countries. It may be noticed in architecture of it capital, Tallinn. This city is situated very close to the borders of Finland, you can get to Helsinki by ferry, within half an hour! During the July and August Tallinn is very warm city, so you can even go to the beach and enjoy a bath in a Baltic Sea. If you are admirer of medieval buildings, you will be glad to see the Toompea Castle. It was founded in the late fourteenth century as a main fortress in the neighborhood. Nowadays it is a perfect spot to admire medieval interior design.
This is the country closest to the heart of Poles, it capital, Vilnius used to be important city in the borders of Polish Kingdom, after all. While being in there do not miss the trip to the Ostrobramska Gate, it was very important place for Christian believers. Probably the most time you will spend on Cathedral Place, situated in the old part of Vilnius. It is surrounded by plenty of beautiful mansions from many styles. It is perfect place to grab some lunch, drink delicious, local beer or just go shopping. If one day weather will be too hot, in Vilnius you may visit Vichy Water Park. it is modern aquapark with a lot of attractions for adults and children. Also, do not miss the Museum of Illusion, each exhibition in there is a huge experience.