20 Sights in Rīga, Latvia (with Map and Images)

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Here you can find interesting sights in Rīga, Latvia. Click on a marker on the map to view details about the sight. Underneath is an overview of the sights with images. A total of 20 sights are available in Rīga, Latvia.

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1. Rīgas cirks

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Riga's circus is Ria at 4 Merkel Street. The circus was discovered in 1888. Twenty-nine years old. Riga in December. It is one of the oldest circus buildings in Europe and the only permanent circus building in the Baltic States. The circus is listed in the national protected cultural relics list. Circus performances are performed as visiting scholars from various countries, as are Latvian circus artists. In February 2016, the circus was closed for safety reasons, but after strengthening the building facade, the circus reopened the venue of public events in 2018. September of 2008. After 2019. Latvia enacted laws that year, Wild animals are prohibited from performing in scenic spots and circuses, The facilities of Riga Circus have been put into use, not only by circus performances produced by themselves and co-produced, but also by circus guest performances invited from other countries, and cultural activities such as concerts, exhibitions, drama performances and festivals have been organized, thus embodying the strategic construction of transforming strategic buildings into multi-art centers.

Wikipedia: Rīgas cirks (LV)

2. Reformātu baznīca

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Riga Reformed Church is an ancient Reformed (Calvinist) church at 10 Mārstaļu Street, Old Riga. Currently, the church building belongs to the Latvian Evangelical Lutheran Church and has been equipped with the LELB Youth Center. The building is an architectural monument of national importance. It is a baroque one-dimensional stone building with a wooden covering, a high gable roof facing Mārstaļu Street, crowned by a small turret with a dome and a gallery. The façade is rhythmically divided by pilasters arranged on a high plinth, while the so-called Morning Star is located on the spire of the tower of the building. The sandstone entrance portal was created in Bremen and installed in 1737. In the entrance lobby there are two wooden staircases, but in the ceiling of the walls of the hall the original pilaster division – the mirrored window – has been preserved. The altar and organ balcony combined with the pulpit were built in 1805 in the style of classicism. In 1783, heinrich Andreas Concius was installed, and in 1847 the organ of the Schultz firm was installed.

Wikipedia: Rīgas Reformātu baznīca (LV)

3. Melngalvju nams

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The House of the Blackheads is a building situated in the old town of Riga, Latvia. The original building was erected during the first third of the 14th century for the Brotherhood of Blackheads, a guild for unmarried merchants, shipowners, and foreigners in Riga. Major works were done in the early 17th century, adding most of the Mannerist ornamentation. The sculptures were made by the workshop of August Volz. Additionally, it is the site of the first decorated Christmas tree, which was erected in 1510.

Wikipedia: House of the Blackheads (Riga) (EN)

4. Jews in Latvia

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The Museum “Jews in Latvia” is located in Riga, Latvia. The main tasks of the museum are the research and popularisation of History of the Jews in Latvia, as well as the collection and preservation of evidence regarding the community of Latvian Jews from its beginning until the present time. The museum was founded in 1989. It is part of the Latvian Jewish community and one of the few private museums in Latvia accredited by the state.

Wikipedia: Jews in Latvia (museum) (EN)

5. Lielā Ģilde, Valsts filharmonija

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The Riga Guild, or St. Mary's Guild, is a Brotherhood of Riga Merchants that has existed since 1354. By 1939. And gathered in Munster's room, and has been preserved to this day, and has been preserved in Grand Gede's house. It coexisted with the small guild or St. John's guild that merged Riga craftsmen. The charter of "Ji" mentions that its task is "harmony, courtesy, courtesy, poetry, charity and soul".

Wikipedia: Lielā ģilde (LV)

6. Brīvības piemineklis

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The Freedom Monument is located in Riga, Latvia, honouring soldiers killed during the Latvian War of Independence (1918–1920). It is considered an important symbol of the freedom, independence, and sovereignty of Latvia. Unveiled in 1935, the 42-metre (138 ft) high monument of granite, travertine, and copper often serves as the focal point of public gatherings and official ceremonies in Riga.

Wikipedia: Freedom Monument (EN)

7. Latvijas Nacionālais teātris

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The Latvian National Theatre is one of the leading professional theatres in Latvia. The building is in the Eclectic style and is an architectural and artistic monument. The country of Latvia was proclaimed in this building in the year 1918. On 23 February 2002, the theatre celebrated its 100th anniversary. The director of National Theatre of Latvia since 2006 has been Ojārs Rubenis.

Wikipedia: Latvian National Theatre (EN)

8. Barklaja de Tolli piemineklis

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The Buckley Dettori Monument is a monument to Russian serviceman Mikhail Andres Bakra Dettori. It is located in Esplanaid, Rome, near the Orthodox Cathedral where Christ was born. The original monument was installed in 1913. A year, two later, the sculpture was removed, but the back seat was preserved. In 2002. In that year, the sculpture was restored on its historical site.

Wikipedia: Barklaja de Tolli piemineklis (LV)

9. Rīgas vēstures un kuģniecības muzejs

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Museum of the History of Riga and Navigation is housed by the Riga Dom Cathedral ensemble in the heart of the Old Riga, Latvia. It originated in 1773 as a private collection of Nikolaus von Himsel, a Riga doctor and, being one of the oldest museums in Europe, over the centuries it has grown into the largest collection of material evidence of the history of Riga.

Wikipedia: Museum of the History of Riga and Navigation (EN)

10. Svētā Jēkaba katedrāle

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St James's Cathedral is the Roman Catholic cathedral of Riga in Latvia. The cathedral is dedicated to Saint James the Greater. The building is part of the Old Riga UNESCO World Heritage Site and lies directly opposite the House of the Livonian Noble Corporation, the meeting place of Latvia's parliament the Saeima.

Wikipedia: St. James's Cathedral, Riga (EN)

11. Mangaļsalas bāka

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The Manga Insala Lighthouse is the front lighthouse at the east wharf of the Düna estuary. It ran until 1998 and was replaced by a 7-meter-high metal tower. Now, it is placed on the city canal of the former "Schützengarten" as a decorative monument. The name is reminiscent of the former site of Magnusholm.

Wikipedia: Leuchtturm Mangaļsala (DE)

12. Latvijas dzelzceļa vēstures muzejs

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Latvian Railway History Museum is a railway museum with expositions in Riga and in Jelgava, dedicated to the history of railway and its development in Latvia. The museum is a structural unit of the company "Latvijas dzelzceļš". The museum has the largest collection of wide-gauge vehicles in the Baltics.

Wikipedia: Latvian Railway History Museum (EN)

13. Vecā Ģertrūdes baznīca

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The Old St. Givis Church in Riga is the shrine of Latvian evangelical churches, at the street intersection of Riga, Givis and the Church, designed by architect John Daniela Fairsko and built in 1864. 1869. Year. The church building was surrounded in 1869. Year 2. March.

Wikipedia: Rīgas Vecā Svētās Ģertrūdes Evaņģēliski luteriskā baznīca (LV)

14. Trīs brāļi

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Trīs brāļi Martin Thirolf / CC BY-SA 2.0 de

The Three Brothers is a building complex consisting of three houses, situated in Riga, Latvia. The houses together form the oldest complex of dwelling houses in Riga. Each house represents various periods of development of dwelling house construction.

Wikipedia: Three Brothers, Riga (EN)

15. Jaunatnes dārzs

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Jaunatnes dārzs / PD

The Youth Garden is a small park in Riga, Āgenskalns, between Lapu, Melnsila and Ernestines streets. Unofficially, it is also sometimes called Lermontov Park, because Lermontov Street and the trolleybus stop Lermontov Street are located next to it.

Wikipedia: Jaunatnes dārzs (LV)

16. Zviedru vārti

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The Swedish Gate is situated in Riga, Latvia, and was erected 1698 as a part of the Riga Wall to provide access to barracks outside the city wall. These gates are the only remaining gates from the former eight. They are located on Torņa street 11.

Wikipedia: Swedish Gate, Riga (EN)

17. Anglikāņu baznīca

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Anglikāņu baznīca Anonīms / CC BY-SA 3.0

St. Saviour's Church is a congregation of the Church of England in Riga, Latvia. Its parish church is located at Anglikāņu iela 2. This is to the north of the old town centre (Vecrīga), close to Riga Castle and the banks of the Daugava River.

Wikipedia: St. Saviour's Church, Riga (EN)

18. Vecrīga

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Vecrīga is the historical center and a neighbourhood of Riga, Latvia, located in the Central District on the east side of Daugava River. Vecrīga is famous for its old churches and cathedrals, such as Riga Cathedral and St. Peter's Church.

Wikipedia: Vecrīga (EN)

19. Latvijas Mākslas akadēmija

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The Art Academy of Latvia is an institution of higher education and scientific research in art, located in Riga, Latvia. The neo-Gothic brick building is located on Krišjānis Valdemārs Street, next to the National Museum of Art.

Wikipedia: Art Academy of Latvia (EN)

20. Stūra māja

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The Corner House is a historic building in the city center of Riga, Latvia. It was known as the headquarters of the Soviet KGB in Latvia from 1940 to 1941 and from 1944 to 1991. The official address is 61 Brīvības iela.

Wikipedia: Corner House (Riga) (EN)

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