Jelgava (German: Mitau) is a city in Latvia about 41 km southwest of Riga.

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Hotel Jelgava

Can accommodate up to 66 people and is located in the very center of Jelgava by Driksa River. Jelgava Palace, Holy Trinity church tower Academia Petrina and many other tourist attractions are within a five minute walk. There is a bar and restaurant '''Plate''' on the first floor.

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Hotel Zemgale

Can accommodate up to 53 people. It is located next to sports complex ''Zemgale'' and is a favourite for athletes. Next to the hotel is bowling ''Zemgale'' with a bar.

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Jelgavas krekli

Is a popular night club for university students on Wednesdays and Saturdays. Friday nights are those who no longer study with popular Latvian music.

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Is a night club playing the latest dance music for a younger public. There are several dance floors and bars in the night club.

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Chocolatte & Pepper

Is a cafe/ cocktail bar with a wide choice of alcoholic and nonalcoholic cocktails and drinks and offer tasty dishes.

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Jelgava Palace

Similar palace to Rundales and Winter Palace in St.Peterburg, created by Bartolomeo Rastrelli.

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Latvian FreeFly Peppers

Parachute jumps. You can do tandem or solo skydives at Jelgava airfield.

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Academia Petrina

Currently a museum. Several interesting churches.

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Is a popular bar and gambling place.

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About Jelgava

It is useful to understand that although from 1940 to 1991 Latvia was a constituent republic of the USSR, the official language is Latvian. However, a significant minority (up to 40% nationwide and possibly just over 50% in the capital Riga) is Russian speaking. The majority of ethnic Latvians living in the city, not only those old enough to have attended school during Soviet times, can also speak and understand Russian. However, many prefer to converse in Latvian. English and also German are widely understood at places regularly visited by tourists and foreigners but you may be out of luck when leaving the city centre or visiting places off the beaten track.

Source: wikivoyage