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Old City Riga (Vecriga)

Old Riga is the original historical area of the city, on the eastern part of the river Daugava. It is the most well-known location of Riga, as the touristic sports and historical attractions are mostly situated in this area. You can find such famous sites as Riga Cathedral and St. Peter's church here.

Riga Town Hall Square

The Town Hall Square of Riga has been the most important spot since medieval ages. Today the square is the heart of the city. It is a favorite area both for tourists and for locals. It is home to the Riga City Council, The House of Blackheads and Museum of Occupation.

Central Market (Centraltirgus)

Riga central market is a notable building in Neoclassicism style with some Art Deco details. It is the largest bazaar of Europe and one of the most famous structures of Riga. The structure consists of five pavilions, which together make an architectural ensemble.

View of Riga from St Peter's Church Tower

St. Peter's Church (Latvian: Svētā Pētera Evaņģēliski luteriskā baznīca) is a Lutheran church in Riga, the capital of Latvia, dedicated to Saint Peter. It is a parish church of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Latvia.

Freedom Monument (Brivibas Piemineklis)

Freedom Monument, called “Brivibas Piemineklis” in Latvian, is dedicated to the soldiers killed during the Latvian War of Independence. The monument is situated on the Freedom Boulevard, not far from the old town . It is built in 1930s and is an important national symbol for the country.

The Museum of the Occupation of Latvia

The Museum of the Occupation of Latvia is a historic institution dedicated to the hard times of 1940-1991, that country faced. The museum opened in 1993 represents artifacts, archive documents that inform about the 51-year occupation of Latvia by USSR and Nazis.

Riga Cathedral

Riga Cathedral is the main religious center of the country and the seat of Archbishop of Riga. The cathedral is also called Dome Cathedral and St. Mary's Cathedral. It is among the city’s most visited sites and the best known tourist attraction. The cathedral is located Riga’s Old Town.

Alberta Iela

Albert Street is a central part of Riga. It is famous for its structures, built in Art Nouveau style. The buildings are decorated with sculptures, balconies, columns, and other elements characteristic to this style. The street is after Bishop Albert, who is the founder of the city.

St. Peter's Church

St. Peter's Church is a perish basilica in Riga. The basilica was mentioned in history in 1209. The history of the church can be divided into three Part: two are connected with the Gothic and Romanesque architectural styles, the third is associated with the early Baroque period.

Musee Art Nouveau

Riga Art Nouveau Museum is one of the most visited museum of the city. It represents the Art Nouveau style with all its aspects. The museum is located in a house, where once a famous Latvian architect Konstantīns Pēkšēns lived. The building of the museum itself is a piece of art.

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