[03.03.2008] Madona district has summarized the statistics about year 2007
The most popular objects in year 2007 were the Museum of Local History and Art, Cesvaine castle and "Braki", the memorial museum of R. Blaumanis
In year 2007 Madona district welcomed tourists in: 9 museums, 8 nature objects, 8 castles and manors, 7 artist and craftsmen workshops, 9 private households. The number of tourists has rose to 86845, 9% more than the last year. Most of the visitors were from Latvia, only 3% were from abroad (mostly from Germany, Russia and Lithuania).
In year 2007 there were 52 accommodations available for the tourists in Madona district with 1233 places. Last year 11 new accommodations were opened. Last year in total 32 768 tourists were accommodated, which is 2.3% less than the last year.
For those who like the active recreation, 13 boat rentals, 10 downhill skiing hills, 3 places of horse riding and an off-road ride possibility was offered. In summer paintball, sportsgrounds, bicycle rentals and swimming places were the most attractive for the tourists. The biggest tourist increase has been in the skiing slopes, swimming and boat rental places.