Aglona Tourism

Aglona (Latgalian: Aglyuna) is a village in Aglona municipality, Latvia. It is located 40 kilometers northeast of the city of Daugavpils. Aglona is famous in Latvia and beyond for its Basilica of the Assumption — the most important Catholic church in the country. The church and monastery were founded by the Dominican fathers in 1700. The original wooden church and monastery were razed in the 1760s and construction for a new church was begun in 1768 and completed by 1800 when it was consecrated. It attracts tens of thousands of pilgrims every year on the day of the Assumption of Mary (15 August) as well as on Pentecost. The historic icon of the Aglona Mother of God is considered miraculous and has long been an object of veneration. Its dates to the 17th century and its authorship is unknown. Located on the narrow strip of land between the lakes Cirišs and Egles, the present-day village is the result of merger of three settlements: Aglona, Somerseta and Jaunciems. The scenic beauty of the surrounding area attracts many visitors every summer. The nearby Sacrifice Island (Latvian: Upursala), Devil's Lake (Latvian: Velnezers), and the Madelanu Castle Mound are among the most beautiful places in Latvia. The surrounding pine forests have suffered from excessive logging in recent years, significantly damaging their once pristine quality. Traditionally, many families from Russia spend their summers in countryside near Aglona. In 1980 the Church celebrated its 200th anniversary and was officially given the status of a basilica by Pope John Paul II. In 1986 it was the site of celebration of the 800th anniversary of Christianity in Latvia. A major renovation of the basilica and expansion of the church grounds was begun in 1992 in preparation for the pope's visit. In September 1993 Pope John Paul II visited the Shrine and over 300,000 pilgrims assembled at this time.

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Aglona in Latvia offers a unique experience to travellers. Get in the character of the city, this city requires at least of 1 to 2 number of days of exploration.

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  • Know the pollution level of Aglona before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 50 (Moderate)
    • Water Pollution 37.5 (Low)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 37.5 (Low)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 25 (Low)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 12.5 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 37.5 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 50 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 25 (Low)
  • How safe is Aglona for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Aglona.

    • Burglary and Theft 36 (Low)
    • Mugging and Robbery 31 (Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 30 (Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 58 (Moderate)
    • Car Stealing 31 (Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 47 (Moderate)
    • Attacks 39 (Low)
    • Drug offense 41 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 81 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 52 (Moderate)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 37 (Low)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 25 (Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 54 (Moderate)
    • Safety Index 61.24 (High)
    • Climate Index 64.24 (High)
    • Pollution Index 46.55 (Moderate)
    • Health Care Index 75 (High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 4.7 (Very Low)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Here's how much it will cost to shop in Aglona

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.09 USD
    • International Movie per seat 6.66 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 35 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 72.12 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 64.68 USD

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