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Art Nouveau
Category: Sightseeing + Tours
Alberta iela; Elizabetes iela; Strelnieku iela, Vilandes iela, City Centre, Riga

We'd heard that Riga's art nouveau architecture was so wonderful and so widespread – it's scattered all over the city and it's a city that didn't experience much damage during world war two – it has made Riga a livin...   more

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Dome Cathedral
Category: Arts + Sightseeing + Tours
1 Doma laukums, Old Riga, Riga, LV-1050

One of the centrepieces of the Old Town, the Riga Dome Cathedral is not to be missed. Not that that's likely to happen as it's the sort of building you see from afar and feel yourself gravitating towards. Resplendent red...   more

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House of Blackheads
Category: Arts + Monument + Museum + Sightseeing + Tours
Ratslaukums 7, Old City - City Council Square, Riga, Riga LV-1050

The House of Blackheads was reconstructed and expanded for a number of times, however both pediments have been preserved many elements from the first and the 15th century’s periods. The entire second floor was built as...   more

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Monument of Freedom
Category: Sightseeing + Tours
Beginning of Brivibas iela, near Old Riga, Riga

The Monument was executed by Krlis Zle (1888-1942), a well-known Latvian sculptor. Ernests Shtalbergs was the architect . The 42 meter high monument is topped by a Liberty Statue - a woman with three stars symbolizing ...   more

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Three Brothers
Category: Sightseeing + Tours
17, 19, 21 Maza pils iela, Old Riga, Riga, LV-1050

The Latvian Museum of Architecture that is housed in one of these buildings, and namely in the White Brother, was founded in 1994. The museum has a database of Latvian architects from 1869 up to the present. Its drawing ...   more

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The Powder Tower
Category: Sightseeing + Tours
20 Smilsu iela, Riga, LV-1050

Yet another 14th century relic of Riga (surely the Latvians were building stuff in other centuries, right?), the Powder Tower (Pulvertornis) is, well, a tower that used to hold, wait for it... gunpowder! You would have t...   more

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Ethnographic Open Air Museum
Category: Monument + Museum + Sightseeing + Tours
440 Brivibas iela, Suburbs of Riga, Riga, LV-1024

The best sights are inside, where buildings ranging from the seventeenth to early twentieth centuries are thoughtfully arranged, for the most part, in miniature villages according to both date and region. This makes for ...   more

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The Small Guild
Category: Sightseeing + Tours
5 Amatu iela, Old Riga, Riga, LV-1050

The Small Guild
Construction design of the Small Guild, the architecture and arts monument, was ordered in April 1861 to the Riga town’s architect J.D. Felsko under whose guidance the construction was started on 22th May 1864 by se...   more

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The Great Guild
Category: Arts + Sightseeing + Tours
6 Amatu iela, Old Riga, Riga, LV-1050

The spectacular building of the Great Guild (at present: concert hall) towers at the corner of Meistaru and Amatu ielas. The building merited the present volume and exterior in 1853 – 1859 when the old two-floor buildi...   more

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The Swedish Gate
Category: Sightseeing + Tours
11 Tornu iela, Old Riga, Riga, 1050

One of the most interesting buildings in Old Riga. It belongs to the former fortification wall surrounding all of the Old City. In one of the wings the Swedish gate, built into the fortification wall in 1698 has situated...   more

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