Part of Jurmala, 17 km from Riga. Developed at the beginning of the 20th century on the right bank of the Lielupe river. Already on 1911 there were more than 100 building plots. A district of wealthy owners of summerhouses. Incorporated into Jurmala in 1949. In the years of Soviet power production of peat and concrete construction got started, as well as residential building work.
A school and a house of culture were opened.
The White dune is situated 4 km. from the Priedaine railway station on the bank of the Lielupe river and is a state-protected natural landmark. It got formed during the last two hundred years and was positioned at right angles to the sea shore. Its length equals 800 metres, its width - 100 metres, and its height - 15-17 metres. The dune got formed, when the Lielupe river broke through the narrow strip of land separating the river from the sea in 1757 and formed a new estuary. From the dune one gets view across the river, to the Stirnurags, and to the Bullupe rivulet.
HISTORICAL BUILDINGS IN PRIEDAINE
built several times. The first one built in 1875-76, destroyed in World War I, renewed in 1922. Blown up on October 14, 1944, renewed in 1949. Reconstructed in 1986-88.
Road traffic bridge,
built in 1958.
ARCHITECTURAL LANDMARKS IN PRIEDAINE
Priedaine railway station.
Built in 1938. Architects A.Grundmanis, J.Sharlov. The building is is functional style, one of the best pieces of 20th century architecture in Latvia.
Residental building, 3, Marupes street.
Built about 1910. Two storey building.
Residential building, 16, Lielais prospect.
Built about 1910. A two-storeyed brick building. A monumental edifice with steep roofs and variously shaped windows. The entrance in form of a semicircular portico with columns. Elements of classicism can be discerned. The relief of the ground and the forest have been left untouched.
Residential building, 1, lit.3, Babites street.
Built in the second half of the 19th century. A two-storeyed brick house covered with plaster, shows elements of the architecture of mansion houses if Latvia and traces of neo-baroque style. Rotonda-shaped verandah.