The resort village of Dzintari is located on the coast of the Gulf of Riga of the Baltic Sea, just 23 km from Riga and is part of the city of Jurmala.
In February-March 1905, the writer Maxim Gorky lived in Dzintari, and in 1914-1915. the poet Valery Bryusov was treated here.
Once this village was called Avoty by the name of a family of fishermen, and in 1874-1922. – was called Edinburgh, given on the occasion of the wedding of the daughter of Tsar Alexander II and the Duke of Edinburgh. Since the 70s of the 19th century, Dzintari has become a favorite place of residence for Russian aristocrats. After the end of the Second World War, the active construction of large sanatoriums and rest houses began here. In 1981, a railway station was built.
In the village there is a gastroenterological sanatorium “Baltija”, on the territory of which there is a source of chloride bicarbonate sodium-calcium water, a sanatorium “Dzintari”, as well as departmental boarding houses and rest houses.
Treatment in Dzintari
The main healing factors in Dzintari are the favorable climate and mineral waters. In the village there is a gastroenterological sanatorium “Baltija”, on the territory of which there is a source of chloride bicarbonate sodium-calcium water, a sanatorium “Dzintari”, as well as departmental boarding houses and rest houses.
Entertainment and attractions in Dzintari
According to clothingexpress, Dzintari is considered the very center of Jurmala and it is here that many wooden buildings are located – architectural monuments, including the Dzintari Concert Hall, which has gained great popularity since the second half of the 30s.
Bathing establishment Maksimovich
One of the largest wooden buildings in Jurmala from the beginning of the 20th century is Maksimovich’s bathing establishment, built in 1906 on top of the dunes. This institution is made in pseudo-Russian style, including elements of modernity.
Concert Hall “Dzintari”
Dzintari Concert Hall, built in 1936 according to the project of architects Viktor Mellenbergs and Aleksandrs Birznieks, consists of three parts and is decorated with a stylized portico with elongated columns. Both on the facades and in the interior of the hall there are motives of national romanticism. The inner rooms of the middle nave are illuminated by round windows, and three works by the master of applied art Ansis Cīrulis hang on the walls of the hall. The hall is equipped with more than 500 spectator seats. In 1962, according to the project of the architect Modris Gelzis, a summer concert stage with a roof was added to the hall, accommodating more than 2,000 people, and during the reconstruction of 2004-2006. the park around Dzintari was expanded and landscaped, the stage and the auditorium were reconstructed.
The Dzintari Concert Hall annually hosts the New Wave, KVN, and Jurmalina festivals.
Residential building on Dzintaru Avenue
From an architectural point of view, the residential building on Dzintaru Avenue, dating from 1883, is an asymmetric structure with turrets, loggias and a flat roof. At sunset, the copper plates that sheath the wooden frame of the house create a truly artistic effect. In the interior of the building, the original decoration has been partially preserved – painted wall plafonds, stained-glass windows, polychrome tiled stoves and fireplaces. The extensions of the building – a greenhouse, a stable and a carriage house, dating back to the beginning of the 20th century, serve for various household needs.
Former boarding house Kevichi
Here, on Dzintaru Avenue, there is the former Kevichi boarding house, in which the Russian writer Maxim Gorky lived in February-March 1905, and the old building of the Baltiya sanatorium, where the Russian poet Valery Bryusov was treated.
A popular holiday destination in Dzintari is the forest park of the same name with the purest pine air. The park has playgrounds for children of all ages, roller skating and walking paths, a skate park, streetball courts, cafes, parking lots, and toilets. From the observation tower of the park offers a beautiful panorama of the surroundings. The park is open all year round.