Shop in Riga Capital of Latvia

Galerija Centrs The Galerija Centrs is the only shopping center in Riga that boasts a tradition-rich history and a place in the very heart of the Latvian capital – the Old Town. For almost a century, this has been a place to indulge in the...
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Riga Bourse Art Museum

The Art Museum RIGA BOURSE is an architectural monument of national importance.  Built between 1852 and 1855 in the style of a Venetian renaissance palazzo the building symbolizes wealth and plenitude. The design was by the St. Petersburg architect of German origin Harald Julius Bosse (1812-1894)....
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Latvian National Museum of Art in Riga

Following an extensive and costly three-year long reconstruction, the Latvian National Museum of Art reopened to the public in May 2016. A popular tourist attraction, the museum is housed in one of the most impressive Historicism-style buildings in Riga. Designed by Baltic German architect Wilhelm...
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Riga Old Town Sights To See

Riga Cathedral (Doma ērģeles) is by far the largest cathedral in Riga Old Town and in fact in the Baltic countries. The cathedral was founded in the beginning of the 13th century by the Teutonic Order. The well-known organ (6,718 pipes) was made in 1884,...
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Dome Hotel and Spa in Riga

As the heavy wooden door of Dome Hotel swings open, your first impression is that you enter a historic town house transformed into an exclusive private club. And this isn’t far from the truth: the seventeenth century building at Miesnieku iela 4, originally constructed as...
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The Moutain and Hill Districts of Riga

You would never really associate Riga with hills and yet there are many districts of the Latvian capital the names of which come from the Latvian word for hill. Seven districts of Riga owe their names to the Latvian word “kalns”, meaning hill or mountain in...
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Minox Camera from Riga

1958 Minox B Black Chrome/Paint camera
One of the most amazing and legendary inventions of the twentieth century, the Minox camera, first saw the light of day in Riga in 1937. Riga was also home to the camera’s inventor, Walter Zapp. Walter Zapp was born in Riga in 1905. His father,...
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Great Guild Hall of Riga

The history of Riga’s Great Guild (Lielā ģilde) concert hall goes back to the 14th century. The building is not only a historical monument, but also the home of the Latvian National Symphony Orchestra (LNSO) and a lively meeting place for lovers of classical music....
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