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"An Adventure of Flavours on the Coastline of Northern Kurzeme" on August 27 and 28!

The Mērsrags and Roja parishes have historically been proud of the fact that one of the main shipbuilding centres in Kurzeme and Latvia was located here. Some 200 larger and smaller sailing ships were built along the coastline. The parishes are joined together by their love for the coastline that they share, but also by fishing and fish processing traditions. They flourished during the Soviet era, when they were under the wing of a fishermen's kolkhoz. The twists and turns of this history can be examined at the Roja Sea Fishing Museum, its branch at the Kaltene Club, or at the Mērsrags museum known as the "Meeting House."Travellers who climb to the top of the Mērsrags lighthouse will see a breath-taking view all around the structure.

People visit the parishes to enjoy the charming nature of the sea, the wealth of natural resources, culinary traditions and exciting cultural life. The region is famous for its fishing festival, the "Roja'L" film festival, Bāka Street festivals and Ancient Fire Night events.  Particular charm is ensured by old fishing villages with curving little roads, the homes of the dynasties of mighty sea captains, and the aroma of smoked fish. People are proud of their vast natural resources - nature trails, leisure facilities along the coastline, the Roja River, the Mērsrags canal, Lake Engure, a diversity of birds and the opportunity to look at wild cattle and horses up close. Particularly common are various rocks and stones that can be found on the seashore and deeper in the forest. A particularly magical place in this regard is found in Kaltene, where visitors will find piles of rock that were left behind by the Baltic lake of ice.

Enjoy life from Mērsrags to Roja!

All events can be found under "Home Cafés" or on the "Map" (in Latvian). 
"Home Café Days" -- an adventure of flavours from Mērsrags to Roja - BROCHURE (PDF).

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  Rojas TIC   Mērsraga Informācijas Centrs

 Lauku celotajs   Atklāj Latviju no jauna

► What are "Home Café Days"?
The yards of farms and other places that are not linked to dining and accommodations on a daily basis will turn into cafés for a day or two.  Guests will be able to taste local foods to learn new flavours, as well as to enjoy an interesting cultural programme.  Each farm has families and/or friends who will prepare a special offer -- flatbreads, cakes, casseroles etc. to be served with tea or coffee.  Each farm will present the name of its café, and the products will be served with characteristic cultural characteristic and stories.  There will also be various cultural activities such as handicrafts, games, playing of musical instruments, etc.
► "Home Café Days" all over Latvia this year, from July until October >>>

Please note: 

  • When planning your route, you must get in touch with the desired destinations in advance. Contact information can be found in the sections "Home Cafés" and "Map".
  • Make sure that you know the date and time when participants will be providing services.  Usually that will be between 10:00 AM and 6:00 PM, but some venues may have different opening times.
  • Make sure that you keep national epidemiological rules in mind to protect yourself, the people you are visiting, and other visitors, as well. For timely information about the epidemiological situation, please visit (the Latvian Sickness Prevention and Control Centre), or
  • The epidemiological situation may mean that there will be changes in the offers. Visit "Home Cafés" or "Map", to click on specific offers and see whether that is so.
  • At some of the "Home Cafés," payment will only be accepted in cash.

We hope all guests will experience truly exciting adventures of taste! 

"Home Café Days" in Latvia are organised by:


This project is part-financed by the European Union and European Regional Development Fund Central Baltic Programme
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