The water tower was built in 1905 to supply the whole territory of Karosta with drinking water because it was becoming an independent and closed part of the city. This tower has not been used for supplying water since 1989.
The stately red brick building is an outstanding example of industrial architecture and an integral part of Karosta’s scenery. In 2010, the Liepāja Karosta water tower was granted the status of an industrial cultural monument of local significance.
The interior of the tower is usually not available for daily viewing, but in summers the tower serves as a residence for artists. Thus, during certain working hours during the summer season, you can not only see the interiors of the grand tower but also visit the open workshops of artists, watch the creative process and enjoy the exhibition of works they brought with them.
This summer, the water tower artists’ residence features tutors of the Latvian Academy of Arts in Riga – painters Veronika Frolova and Reinis Liepa, as well as sculptor Egons Peršēvics.
The Karosta Water Tower can be visited free of charge throughout the summer until the 31 August on Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays from 13:00 to 18:00 and on Saturdays, Sundays from 11:00 to 17:00.
By calling the guide at +371 29930936, you can book free group tours also at other times. Exhibitions, performances and other public events take place in this unique building.