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Must-See in Riga, Latvia



In & Around Riga, Latvia: 

15th century St. Peter's Church, a distinctive Lutheran church in Old Town Riga Latvia, 2 minutes walk from House of Black Heads




Riga was founded in 1201. It is a former Hanseatic League member. 

Riga's historical centre is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, noted for its Art Nouveau / Jugendstil architecture and 19th century wooden architecture. 



Riga was the European Capital of Culture in 2014





 In Riga 


Rundale Palace Museum: 
Rundale Palace is the most outstanding monument of Baroque and Rococo Art in Latvia. 

It was built between 1736 and 1740 as a Summer residence of Duke Ernst Johann of Courland. 

The central building of the palace was used as the Duke's former living quarters. 

The most beautifully decorated are the Gold Hall (Throne room), the White Hall (Ball room), the Grand Gallery (Banquet room) and five smaller rooms where a collection of Chinese and Japanese porcelain is displayed 


Dome Cathedral:

The Dome Cathedral is the largest cathedral in the Baltics.

The oldest part of the cathedral is the altar built in the manner of Romanesque. Gothic style has left its traces in the architecture of Basilica; baroque is the style of the 15th century spire.

Western entrance was built in the 2nd part of the 18th c., and has the features of pseudo Gothic style.

The first construction period was finished by 1270. After the last reconstruction in 1776, the tower was raised to the height of 90 meters.

This well known historical monument became a symbol of the Old Town of Riga


St. Peter's Church: 
Visit St. Peter's Church if you wish to see Riga from the bird's view. 

This national architectural monument was first mentioned in the chronicles in 1209.

The monument has a long history of fires and destruction during the WW II.

The tower was reconstructed in 1973. There is an elevator built inside the tower that allows visitors to go as high as 72 meters above the ground for spectacular views of the city.

Enjoy great views across the Old town. It really helps with getting your bearings over the small city center