New Liepāja (Central Liepāja)

The central part of Liepāja is called the “New Liepāja” and it has been constructed in the 19th century.

Old port warehouses stand alongside the canal that separates it from the Old Town. A new esplanade has been constructed (on the Old Liepāja side).

Port warehouses of the New Liepāja as visible from the Esplanade
Port warehouses of the New Liepāja as visible from the Esplanade. ©Augustinas Žemaitis.

The original 19th century southern side of New Liepāja is architecturally appealing but has quite little to do. As the location of bus and train stations however it is an introduction of Liepāja most travelers pass through. Moreover, some big shopping centers and sports arenas are located here.

The northern side of New Liepāja consists of single family homes, Soviet apartments and industrial buildings. It has little to offer, except for being located en-route to Karosta.

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