National Rehabilitation Centre Vaivari

Location: Jurmala, Latvia

Constructed: 1970s

Architect: Not known

Former name: All-Union Space Research Workers Sanatorium/Cosmonaut Sanatorium

Genre: Modernist, Soviet architecture, former USSR

During Soviet times, Jūrmala was one of the most desirable places to holiday in the whole of the USSR. It became popular with the communist party elite and top-ranking officials, including Nikita Khrushchev and Leonid Brezhnev, and the promise of a vacation in Jūrmala was frequently used to incentivise party members to perform well in their field of work. At its height in the early part of the 1980s, Jūrmala’s prominence as a Soviet spa resort was only outranked by Sochi in southern Russian and Yalta in the Crimea.

As the former name would suggest, the sanatorium was originally constructed for those who worked as part of the Soviet space program. More information about the National Rehabilitation Centre Vaivari.

Vaivari Sanatorium Jurmala Latvia-3

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