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Sightseeing and landmarks in Riga

Art museums

Art Museum
“The Latvian National Museum of Art is the most important art museum in Latvia and the first building in the Baltics designed specifically for the needs of art museum. The museum's building is an architectural monument of national significance. It is one of the most impressive historicist buildings in the Riga Boulevard Circle.”
  • 40 locals recommend

History museums

History Museum
“In this place you can see how it was to be Jewry people who is living in Latvia, Riga.”
  • 1 local recommends
History Museum
History Museum
  • 1 local recommends

Scenic lookouts

Historic Site
“The Swedish Gate (Latvian: Zviedru vārti) 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. Kurt Wallander visits the site in the novel Dogs of Riga.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Restaurant
“The only place in Riga, where you can enjoy the magic of the towers of the Old Town all year round.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Historic Site
Scenic Lookout
“Restaurant Factory on Ķīpsala with nice wooden architecture. More on www.fabrikarestorans.lv.”
  • 1 local recommends

Historic sites

Church
“The church was built near the River Daugava in 1211 by Livonian Bishop Albert of Riga, who came from Lower Saxony in northwestern Germany. It is considered the largest medieval church in the Baltic states. It has undergone many modifications in the course of its history. David Caspari was rector of the cathedral school in the late 17th century. His son Georg Caspari also served at the cathedral. Religious services were prohibited during the Soviet occupation from 1939 to 1989, and the cathedral was used as a concert hall. In 2011 the copper roofing above the nave was replaced. In 2015 the tower exterior was also re-plated and its wooden support structure renewed.”
  • 15 locals recommend
Museum
“One of the most picturesque areas in Riga. Take your time walking around the square and St. Peter's church.”
  • 19 locals recommend
Historic Site
“The oldest complex of dwelling houses in Riga was constructed in the 15th century. Their name — Three Brothers, was given a very long time ago and, according to a legend, the buildings were constructed by men from one family. Today, the premises house the Latvian Museum of Architecture and the State Inspection for Heritage Protection.”
  • 8 locals recommend
Historic Site
“This is the only remaining tower of the Riga city wall. Here you will find the War Museum which is free of charge for guests. ”
  • 2 locals recommend
Historic Site
“The Swedish Gate (Latvian: Zviedru vārti) 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. Kurt Wallander visits the site in the novel Dogs of Riga.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Plaza
“Next to the Presidents Palace of Riga there is a little lovely park to take a little break and enjoy a coffee while watching people :)”
  • 2 locals recommend
Historic Site
Monument / Landmark
“The Freedom Monument. 42m statue dedicated to those who were fighting for independence between 1918-1920.”
  • 1 local recommends

Libraries

Library
“Just a bridge span from Old Town, on the left bank of the Daugava, looms an extraordinary, culturally significant edifice, the Castle of Light - the new National Library.”
  • 23 locals recommend
Library
“Miera str. 22. - LAIMA chocolate factory and museum. It's the biggest and most well-known producer of chocolate and sweets in the Baltic. In 10 minutes walking distance or 2 stops by 11.tram.”
  • 2 locals recommend
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