11 Sights in Riga, Latvia (with Map and Images)

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Here you can find interesting sights in Riga, 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 11 sights are available in Riga, Latvia.

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1. 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.

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2. 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.

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3. 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.

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4. 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.

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5. 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.

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6. 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.

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7. Vecā Ģertrūdes baznīca

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The old Evangelical Lutheran Church of the Old Gertrude of Riga is the Latvian Evangelical Lutheran Church in Riga, at the intersection of Gertrudes and Baznicas Streets, built by architect Johann Daniel Felsko's project 1864-1869. a year. The church building was consecrated on March 2, 1869.

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8. 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.

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9. 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.

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10. Jaunatnes dārzs

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Jaunatnes dārzs / PD

The youth garden is a small park in Riga, Agenskalns between Lapu, Melnsila and Ernestīnes streets. Unofficially, it is sometimes also called Lermontov Park, because next to it is Lermontov Street and the trolleybus stop Lermontova Street.

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11. 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.

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