Jaunmoku Pils (Jaunmokas Palace)
Pretty palace, 60mins from Riga
My Latvian friend had promised me that the hour's drive out from Riga to Jaunmokas was worth it and it was. Set in beautiful, well-kept grounds out to the west of the capital, the red brick manorhouse was built as a luxury hunting lodge in the Neogothic style and is now home to a fairly interesting permanent exhibition on Latvian forestry and woodland. Be sure to do the path around the pond for the best views.
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