Open main menu

Dzintari (until 1922, Edinburgh) is a residential area and neighbourhood of the city of Jūrmala in Latvia.

Location in Jūrmala
Location in Jūrmala
Country Latvia
 • Total3.8 km2 (1.5 sq mi)
3 m (10 ft)
 • Total2,050
 • Density539.5/km2 (1,397/sq mi)


Historically, Dzintari was known as Edinburgh, in honor of the wedding of Alexander II's daughter and Alfred, the Duke of Edinburgh. In the 19th century, Dzintari became popular with Russian aristocrats.[2] Dzintari is one of the most historical neighborhoods in Jūrmala. In 1879, a well-house was built, but it burnt down few years later. In 1878, an outdoor stage for concerts was built, later known as Edinburgh Well-house Concert Hall.

In 1922, Edinburgh was renamed Dzintari. In 1936, an indoor concert hall was built. In 2001, the Dzintari neighborhood was added to the Cultural Heritage list.[citation needed]

The Dzintari railway station was established in 1877.


External linksEdit

Coordinates: 56°58′25″N 23°49′18″E / 56.9735°N 23.8218°E / 56.9735; 23.8218