Welcome to the Great
places of the eastern Latvia -
Created by Akniste Secondary School students Form 6
Aglonas Roman Catholic basilica
Holy Assumption Roman
Catholic basilica is an important
Latvian Catholic religious center.
In 1980th the Aglona church
celebrating its 200th anniversary,
Pope John Paul II granted the title of
In 1993, September the Pope
visited Aglona Basilica. The event
attracted around 300 000 pilgrims.
Basilica is dedicated to Our Lady of
the Assumption glory.
Yearly in August 14 thousands of
pilgrims gather for the feast of Our
Lady in Aglona basilica
Aglona Bread Museum
Museum visitors meet the museum
hostess in latgalian costume with latgalian
folk music and speech.
Guests participate in folk performance by
In the museum you can relax to enjoy
authentic folk atmosphere with candles on
the table linen tablecloth , clay jugs with
herbal tea on smell of rye bread.
There are You find out what rye bread are
made and rye tasting.
The hostess has collected dozens of
proverbs, beliefs, fairy, learned habits
related to the cultivation of cereals, baking
bread and eating it.
Rē zekne- the heart of Latgale
Rezekne sits on seven hills.
Rezekne were born many famous
Latvian people .
There is a monument of Latgale
Mara, located in the center of
Rezekne– Latvian symbol of unity and
Rezekne is located 242 km from the
state capital of Riga, as well as 685
km from the Russian capital of
Moscow, 450 miles from St.
Petersburg and 860 miles from the
Polish capital Warsaw.
Rezekne is like a rainbow felloe that
connects the East and the West, it is
the city with multifarious possibilities
and high development potential. It is
the largest border city of European