History

The area now comprising the city of Jūrmala was formerly part of Riga, known as Rīgas Jūrmala. Some parts of the area, like Sloka and Ķemeri, have been known as health resorts for centuries. Jūrmala was once known in German as Riga-Strand, or “Beach of Riga”.

In the late 18th and early 19th centuries, Jurmala started to develop as a resort destination. The peak of the Jūrmala area development was the opening of the Riga – Tukums railway in 1877 (which still passes through Jūrmala) that gave a great boost to the numbers of visitors, and thus a boost to the development of the town as a resort. Jūrmala also gained a reputation as a health spa town. The sea breeze, pine aroma, mineral springs, and sandy beach encouraged many sanatoriums to develop within the city.

If you are interested in history and development of Jurmala city, you are welcome to visit several museums and monuments of architecture.

Find more about Jurmala History.

Jurmala history

Special offers

Wedding Exhibition

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Baltic Beach Hotel & SPA invites everyone in love for the Wedding Exhibition,
which will take place on March 15th, from 14:00 to 18:00 hrs. Entrance free!

8% discount on SPA treatments

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Only for Ladies and only on March 8th!
Reserve one of our spa treatments for March 8th and receive 8% discount.

Women’s Day at Baltic Beach Restaurants

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22 € - 30 €

In recognition of International Women’s Day on March 8th, the restaurants of Baltic Beach Hotel are delighted to present their celebration menus specially made for ladies.