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Jūrmala, LV-2015, Latvia
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Jurmala makes you to become attached immediately and for ever. That says everyone who has ever been here. We accept it as it is and enjoy Jurmalas resort status, medicinal pine-tree air, fresh mornings and golden sunsets. Special enjoyment is the beach, view to horizon, evening’s splendent flashing lights and sea mew shouts.

Rigas Jurmala has been known as resort since the XIX Century. Its seaside part in the coast of Rigas Juras Licis has developed as townspeople summertime resting place with constructions of compact summer cottage type houses. Further to the west in the swamp is located Ķemeru biological and mud medicinal resort with its appropriate nature reserve. The first data about summer residents in Jurmala referable to the beginning of XIX century when after Russian – French, (Napoleon) war to Dubulti went Russian armies officers to rest.

The mentioned territories familiarization and nature environment usage isn’t accidental. At the end of XVIII century and especially at the beginning of XIX century the biggest part of Evening Europe resorts were found. In Latvia well-known were the frequently visited German resorts – Marienbade, Badenbadene, Doberana, and Karlsbade.

People at the beginning in the Rigas beach stayed at the local fisherman’s and farmers, who their living houses started to adjust for the needs of summer residents. They made veranda, built summer kitchen outbuildings, enlarged roof floors. In the middle of XIX century unreclaimed territory familiarization began, new summer houses were being built for the rest. So in that way developed Dzintari, Jaundubulti and Bulduri. Substantial was to make handy traffic with Riga. So in the year of 1844 small boat traffic in Lielupe was made but in the year of 1877 train line was opened.

In the first half of XIX and XX century the main building feature in Riga and Jurmala was wooden house notable dominance. Wood as easy accessible source material is attractive and appropriate for season buildings because it adjusts to the climate. The vast majority of the buildings were made from drawn projects of specialists. Also offers from albums and architectural books were used. Only haves were able to afford academic educated architects for their house projection so the number of those houses is small. Mostly they were Baltic German and Latvian architects as well as some Russian, Finn and other specialists.

Stylists of Jurmalas houses reflect generally known development tendencies with insignificant originalities. Since the XIX centuries first half the popularity of classical architecture is consistent but at the beginning of the XX century in effect of art nouveau substantially changes the principle of classicism.

In Jurmala 11 town planning, 428 architecture and 30 art monuments are approved. In the list of architecture monuments all the typical type buildings are included. In all over than 4000 historical buildings are remaining and they are being protected by town planning rules.

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