Experience autumn colors in Rēzekne
Autumn has arrived and all its beauty has come to Latgale as well, and where better to enjoy the golden autumn than in the heart of Latgale – Rēzekne. In the city, it is possible to see both the splendor of nature and world-class culture, it remains only to choose or, on the contrary, to combine the possibilities of the city.
A colorful walk on the Rēzekne river promenade
The pedestrian promenade is a place for leisurely walks, enjoying the smells, sounds and sensations of autumn on the bank of the Rēzekne river. With the construction of the new section in 2021, the total length of the promenade is almost 5 km and connects the city’s most important tourist and leisure facilities: the Latgale embassy GORS, the Rēzekne castle hill, the creative center “Zeimuls” and the Rēzekne Olympic Center.
Cultural autumn at the Embassy of Latgale GORS
Located in the city’s center, is a place where the story and the cultural heritage of Latgale region is shown through cultural and art events. The centre of culture features concert, exhibits and conferences halls, a film theatre and a restaurant among other things. All through the autumn visitors can enjoy the “Red” exhibition of the Rothko Museum and the “BikiMETRS” exhibition of the “Liels und mazs” publishing house, as well as many popular music concerts, ballet performances and programs for children.
Walking trail around Rēzekne lake
A great place in the city center by the lake, which has become a popular leisure spot for every lover of nature and active recreation. A well-maintained walking path runs around the entire lake, it is 3 km long and is intended for walking, cycling, or simply observing nature. The beautiful autumn views and natural landscape can also be observed from the adjacent cafe Laivu māja or from the great viewing platform that opens onto the lake.
Treasure House of the Free State
The exhibition hall – the House of Treasures of the Free State, which is harmoniously integrated between the Rēzekne hill and the Rēzekne river, displays the military and civilian awards of the first free state of Latvia. The exhibition house also exhibits several hundred different historical evidences from Latvian and foreign private collections, revealing the pages of the history of Latgale and Rēzekne at that time. The exposition was created taking into account the most current modern trends – there it is possible to try on medals virtually, as well as to work in digital stands.
Since October, you can visit a new exhibition on the second floor of the building – “Wooden sculpture in Latvia in the 20th century”, which allows anyone interested to take a look at the works of the most prominent Latvian sculptors of the last century. The exhibition reveals how woodcarving has developed over the decades, what trends have prevailed in artistic circles, and how woodcarvers have created woodcarving traditions from the time of Latvia’s 1st independent state until the restoration of independence in 1991.
Rezekne's Green Synagogue in an autumn mood
In the very heart of the old town of Rēzekne, among old red brick houses and their narrow courtyards, there is the Rēzekne Green Synagogue – the only one of the city’s 11 synagogues that has survived to this day. At the same time, it is the oldest wooden building in the city, which was renovated in 2016 and currently offers to view its renovated unique interior.
Autumn is the perfect time to discover the little secrets of the old Rēzekne, visit the Green Synagogue and get to know the stories of the history of the local Jewish community.