Riga, Latvia, Baltic States
Riga 16 Jun 2019, 03:38
The Dome Cathedral possesses one of the largest organs in the world and has excellent acoustics. International organ music festivals and foreign musicians’ guest appearances take place regularly.
Riga castle was founded in 1330 after the old castle (Konventa Seta) was destroyed. In 1642 A new wing was built on the Daugava side.
The Swedish Gate was but through in Riga's fortress wall in 1689. It is the only city gate in Riga that retained its primordial looks.
The House of Blackheads was first mentioned in 1334. It was originally a place for citizen gatherings.
The Freedom Monument if a symbol of independent Latvia. From the moment Latvia acquired its independence a search for a suitable artistic solution began.
The exposition of the museum reflects the history of both Latvian and global medicine and pharmacology.
The Latvian National Museum of Art collections of foreign art in the architectural monument of Riga Bourse that was built between 1852 and 1855 and created in Venetian Renaissance palazzo style, symbolising wealth and abundance.
According to the legend, a rich merchant, who was not desired in the Guild, where Germans ruled, built a house with cats on top with their backs to the Guild.
Three houses on Maza Pils street (Small Castle street). It is a fine example of the dwelling architecture of middle-age Riga.
Lido is a restaurant and amusement park at the same time. The fact that there are no other permanent venues such as this close to the centre makes it the most popular haunt for children.
The only tower that remained of Riga's fortress wall. Built in the XIII century, it was the largest and protected the land entry of the city until the XVII century.
This is one of the oldest museums in Europe and it deals with the history of Riga from its foundation to 1940.
80-90% of buildings in Riga centre are built at the boundary of 20-21 centuries. The majority of buildings relates to the style of Art Nouveau.
The historical Bergs Bazaar shopping arcade is an oasis in the heart of Riga.
The Central Market in Riga is the largest market in Europe. It consists of 4 main pavilions (meat, fish, vegetable and dairy pavilions) that come around commercial rows and stalls.
The Rundāle Palace built during the 16th century was located on the northern side of the pond. It can be seen in the design of F. B. Rastrelli as a small square field with towers in the corners. Rundāle Manor was already created at the end of the 15th century.
Jurmala, Rundale, Sigulda, bakery Lachi, Cinevilla, Lielvarde, Daugavpils, Ventspils - all those placec are at an accessible distance from Riga!
City with one of the most beautiful landscapes in Latvia, it’s called “Latvian Switzerland”. Sigulda is popular among Riga’s citizens as well as among tourists. It is located 53 km from Riga. In summer, when the weather is good, in Sigulda gather those, who enjoy extreme and active leisure.
Ventspils is a big industrial port, moreover, city is very active in investing income in tourism. For this practice, Ventspils is called for Latvian Dubai.
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