Architectural Monuments

Latvian National Museum of Art

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Latvian National Museum of Art is the most significant depository in the nation for works of art. Reopened in May 2016, the building itself has been upgraded, modernized but its majestic beauty from a long-gone era – preserved.  The National Art Museum’s new permanent exposition, marking the fully renovated building’s reopening, is a comprehensive expose…

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Riga Central Market

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The Riga city leadership held the first discussion about the need for a main market way back in 1909, but WWI delayed fruition until December of 1922. The legislation was pushed through on construction of a central municipal food market as the existing one had become too small and limited. The job was completed in…

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Art Nouveau

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Art Nouveau, the distinct style in art of end-19th century and early-20th, was the “father” of modern architecture. Riga is a well-known Art Nouveau mecca. As the population of Riga swelled, so did the demand for new apartment houses. Thus, over 100 high-rise stone and brick buildings went up, creating the city’s distinct look. Eclecticism,…

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Fair at Kalnciems District

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Every Saturday, Latvian farmers offer local goods at the Kalnciems Quarter Fair, and craftsmen come to sell unique pieces of handiwork. Children are invited to participate in creative workshops, free of charge, and to ride a colorful merry-go-round. The theme of the fair changes to reflect seasonal festivals, during which there also are concerts, exhibitions,…

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Tower climb of St. Peter’s church

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The Church is one of the oldest and most valuable buildings of the Gothic style of medieval monumental architecture in the Baltic States. The Tower of St. Peter’s Church is the highest point of the city. From here you have a breathtaking view on the panorama of the city – on the medieval and modern…

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