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Visit Riga

In this page you can find the most popular tourist places to visit in Riga. Riga is the largest city in Baltic states with more than 600 000 population. Every year

House of the Black Heads

This is one of the Riga’s most recognizable places. It was used as a celebration and a meeting place for traders.

The building was constructed in 1334 and expanded many times. During the Second World War it was destroyed and rebuilt in 1996.

house of the blackheads riga

house of the blackheads riga

 

Art Nouveau

In the beginning of the 20th century, Riga started to expand rapidly. In this time, more than 600 Art nouveau style building were constructed. The architects were racing each other to build even bigger and more beautiful houses. One of the most spectacular place is Alberta street.

Art nouveau Riga

art nouveau architecture

 art nouveau architecture Riga

 

Riga Dome Cathedral

Construction started in 1211. You can find many construction styles in Riga Dome like Romanesque, Baroque, early Gothic and Art Nouveau.
At the top of the cathedral is a golden cock which is showing the find direction is is pointed in it.
The cathedral tops are one of the Riga symbols.
There are frequent concerts in the cathedral including concerts on organs.

 

Nativity Cathedral

One of the most impressive cathedrals in Latvia. It is built in neobyzantine style. The construction took 8 years from 1876 till 1884. The Riga Nativity of Christ Cathedral is the largest Orthodox church in Riga and Latvia.

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Nativity Cathedral, Riga

 

Freedom monument

Freedom monument is in the city centre next to old town. It was unveiled in 1935 and is 42 meters high.

It was built with donations from the people for the memory of war victims.
Nowadays it is a symbol of Latvia.
On the top of the monument is a woman holding three stars which symbolize three historical regions – Kurzeme, Vizeme and Latgale.

Freedom Monument in Riga, Latvia

Lido leisure center

One of most popular places in Riga for lunch and dinner, huge choise and all is taisty.

Lido leisure center Riga

 

 Riga central market

The biggest market in Riga and whole Latvia. Established in 1924. Market area includes 4 huge hangars which was previously an aircraft factory. The hangars are called pavilions.

The most visited are:

Fish pavilion

Root-crops pavilion

Meat pavilion

Milk pavilion

The market is open for 24 hours and the night time is the when farmers arrive to trade their crops.

Radio and TV tower

Radio and TV tower is the highest tower in European Union and its reaching 368 meters. The observation platform is at 97 meters.

Construction started in 1979 and was finished in 1984. The excursions to tower needs to be prebooked.

Riga Zoo

Riga Zoo was opened to the public on 14 October 1912. In zoo have houses around 4000 animals of nearly 500 species.

 

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