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Old 07-13-2014, 08:27 AM   #1
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Latvia - Riga

I want to share with the community information and my experience of my trip to Latvia

I visited: Riga

Latvia's capital is truly a beautiful city. You can visit the small Old Town by walk in only 1 day and is full of beautiful buildings in style Art Nouveau . I suggest however to spend much more time in the city ( at least 3 days ) to visit some Museums and other districts outside Vecriga ( Old Town ) because there are interesting places to see. It is not economical if you choose tourist restaurants and central hotels and is enough animated after dinner considering that we are in Northern Europe

To see my photo gallery click on the link below

https://www.flickr.com/photos/marcod...7644623096764/

Below a list of tourist attractions of Riga that may be useful to plan better a trip ( names between parentheses are in the local language )

- Television Tower ( Radio un Televizijas Tornis ) with observatory at 98 meters
- House of the Blackheads ( Melngalvju Nams )
- Opera ( Latvijas Nacionala Opera )
- Freedom Monument ( Brivibas Piemineklis )
- Parliament ( Saeima )
- City Hall ( Ratsnams )
- Riga Castle ( Rigas Pils )
- Building the Bank of Latvia ( Latvijas Banka )
- Latvian Academy of Sciences ( Latvijas Zinatnu Akademija )
- Latvian Academy of Arts ( Latvijas Makslas Akademija )
- Latvian National Theatre ( Latvijas Nacionalais Teatris )
- Russian Theatre Mikhail Chekhov ( Krievu Teatris Mikhail Chekhov )
- National Library ( Nacionala Biblioteka )
- Holocaust Memorial Forest Rumbula
- Holocaust Memorial Bikernieki
- Swedish Gate ( Zviedru Varti Vecriga )
- Parks ( Darzs ) Vermanes Bastejkalns Mezaparks
- Botanical Garden of the University ( LU Botaniskais Darzs )
- Brothers' Cemetery ( Bralu kapi )
- Other interesting buildings: 3 Brothers ( Tris Brali ) Little Gilda ( Maza Gilde ) Cat House ( Kaku Nams ) Jugenda Stila Nami

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> > > RELIGIOUS BUILDINGS
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- Cathedral of Saint Mary ( Doma Baznicu )
- Church of St. Peter ( Rigas Sveta Petera Baznica )
- Cathedral of the Nativity of Christ ( Kristus Piedzimšanas Pareizticigo Katedrale )
- Church of St. John ( Sveta Jana Evangeliski Luteriska Baznica )
- Anglican Church of St. Savior ( Anglikanu Sveta Pestitaja Draudze )
- Ruins of the Great Choral Synagogue ( Horalas Sinagogas Memoriala )

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> > > MUSEUMS
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- Latvian Museum of War ( Latvijas Kara Muzejs )
- Art Museum of Stock Exchange ( Makslas Muzejs Rigas Birža )
- Open Air Ethnographic Museum ( Latvijas Etnografiskais Brivdabas Muzejs )
- Museum of Art Nouveau ( Rigas Jugendstila Muzejs )
- Museum of the Holocaust and Ghetto ( Geto un Holokausta Muzejs )
- Jewish Museum ( Ebreju Muzejs )
- Museum of the Occupation of Latvia ( Latvijas Okupacijas Muzejs )
- Museum of the History of Medicine Pauls Stradins ( Medicinas Vestures Muzejs Pauls Stradinš )
- Museum of Architecture ( Arhitekturas Muzejs )
- Museum of the History of Railroad ( Latvijas Dzelzcela Vestures Muzejs )
- Latvian National Museum of Art ( Latvijas Nacionalais makslas muzejs )
- Museum of Aviation ( Aviacijas Muzejs )
- Museum of the History of Riga and Navigation ( Rigas Vestures un kugniecibas Muzejs )
- Museum of Photography ( Fotografija Muzejs )
- Museum Exhibition Hall Atklaj Rigu
- Museum of Decorative Arts and Design ( Dekorativas Makslas un Dizaina Muzejs )
- Museum of Natural History ( Dabas Vestures Muzejs )
- Museum of the Barricades of 1991 ( 1991 Gada Barikažu Muzeja )
- Museum of the Sun ( Saules Muzejs )
- Museum Janis Rozentals and Rudolfs Blaumanis ( Jana Rozentala un Rudolfa Blaumana Muzejs )
- Pharmacy Museum ( Farmacijas Muzejs )
- National Museum of Latvia History department Dauderi ( Nacionalais Vestures Muzejs Latvijas Nodalas Dauderi )
- Film Museum ( Kino Muzejs )
- Museum House KGB File No.1914/2014 ( Stura Maja )
- Motormuseum ( Motormuzejs )
- Memorial Zanis Lipke ( Žana Lipkes Memorialais Muzejs )

Some museums are currently undergoing restoration
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