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Top Things to Do in Riga, Latvia, from a Cruise Ship - Created by Staff

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Vecrīga - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Vecrīga ( Latvian: Old Riga) is the historical center of Riga, Latvia, located on the east side of Daugava River. Vecrīga is famous for its old churches and cathedrals, such as Riga Cathedral and St. Peter's church.

Albert Street, Riga - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Albert Street ( Latvian: Alberta iela) is a street in Riga, named after Bishop Albert. It is known for its Art Nouveau apartment buildings, many of them designed by the architect Mikhail Eisenstein. Building along the street Albert, 12 - the bright sample of national caused reaction to the Scandinavian northern modernist style.

St. Peter's Church, Riga

St. Peter's Church ( Latvian: Svētā Pētera Evaņģēliski luteriskā baznīca) is a Lutheran church in Riga, the capital of Latvia, dedicated to Saint Peter. It is a parish church of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Latvia. First mention of the St. Peter's Church is in records dating to 1209.

Latvian National Opera

The Latvian National Opera (LNO, Latvijas Nacionālā opera), Riga, is the national opera of Latvia. The opera company includes the Latvian National Ballet (LNB), LNO Chorus, and LNO Orchestra. Riga already had a German-speaking theatre, which also offered opera and ballet, from 1782, and this was housed in the Riga City Theatre from 1863.

St. James's Cathedral, Riga

This article is about the Roman Catholic Cathedral of Riga. See other articles for the Lutheran cathedral and the Orthodox cathedral. St. James's Cathedral, or the Cathedral Basilica of St. James, ( German: Jakobskirche, Latvian: Svētā Jēkaba katedrāle) is the Roman Catholic cathedral of Riga in Latvia.

Riga Castle

Riga Castle ( Latvian: Rīgas pils) is a castle on the banks of River Daugava in Riga, the capital of Latvia. The castle was founded in 1330. This structure was thoroughly rebuilt between 1497 and 1515. Upon the castle's seizure by the Swedes, they constructed spacious annexes in 1641.

Riga City Council

Riga City Council ( Latvian: Rīgas Dome) is the government of Riga City, the capital of Latvia. It is located in the Riga Town Hall at the Town Hall Square ( Rātslaukums) in the very heart of Riga. The Riga City Council consisting of 60 councillors who are elected every 4 years is established on the basis of party factions.

House of the Blackheads - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

House of the Blackheads ( Latvian: Melngalvju nams, German: Schwarzhäupterhaus) is a building situated in the old town of Riga, Latvia. The original building was erected during the first third of the 14th century for the Brotherhood of Blackheads, a guild for unmarried German merchants in Riga.

Riga Cathedral - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The organ of the Riga Cathedral was built by E.F. Walcker & Sons of Ludwigsburg, Baden-Württemberg, Germany, in 1882-83, and was inaugurated on 31 January 1884. It has four manuals and one pedalboard. It plays 116 voices, 124 stops, 144 ranks, and 6718 pipes. It includes 18 combinations and General Crescendo.

Riga Motor Museum - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Riga Motor Museum ( Latvian: Rīgas motormuzejs) is the biggest antique vehicle museum in the Baltic countries. The museum is a state agency operating under the Transport Ministry. Since 1992, the museum is a member of International Association of Transport and Communication Museums (IATM-ICOM), since 1994 a member of Latvian Museum Association, since 2002 - a member of Latvian Transport Development and Education Association.

Latvian Ethnographic Open Air Museum - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The museum was established in 1924, inspired by open air museums in Scandinavia. The plan was to establish a farm from the four regions, Courland, Zemgale, Vidzeme and Latgale, supplied by buildings representing different crafts. In 1932 the museum was opened to the public; in 1939 there were 40 buildings erected.

Salaspils concentration camp

Salaspils concentration camp Also known as Kurtenhof Location Salaspils, near Riga, Latvia Incident type Imprisonment without trial, forced labor, starvation Perpetrators Rudolf Lange, Otto Teckemeier Organizations Nazi SS, Latvian Auxiliary Police Victims Western assessments: 2 000 - 3 000 deaths.

Riga Zoo

Riga Zoo is a city-owned zoo in Riga, Latvia. It is located in Mežaparks, on the western bank of Ķīšezers lake. Riga Zoo houses around 4000 animals of nearly 500 species and is visited by 250-300,000 visitors annually. The zoo has a branch "Cīruļi" in Liepāja District, Kalvene parish, established in 1996, it has an area of 135 hectares (330 acres).

Nativity Cathedral, Riga

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia This article is about the Orthodox cathedral of Riga. See other articles for the Lutheran cathedral, the Roman Catholic cathedral and the other Orthodox Cathedral.

Jānis Lipke

Jānis (Žanis) Lipke (1 February 1900, Jelgava - 14 May 1987, Riga) was a Latvian rescuer of Jews in Riga during World War II. Lipke, a dock worker in the port of Riga, was determined to help save Latvian Jews from capture by the Nazis after witnessing actions against them in the streets.

Cat House (Riga) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The Cat House ( Latvian: Kaķu nams) is a building situated at 10 Meistaru iela in the old town of Riga, the capital of Latvia. It was built in 1909 according to the blueprint of architect Friedrich Scheffel. The building is styled as medieval architecture with some elements of Art Nouveau.

Freedom Monument - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The Freedom Monument ( Latvian: Brīvības piemineklis) is a memorial located in Riga, Latvia, honouring soldiers killed during the Latvian War of Independence (1918-1920). It is considered an important symbol of the freedom, independence, and sovereignty of Latvia.

Riga - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Albert had ensured Riga's commercial future by obtaining papal bulls which decreed that all German merchants had to carry on their Baltic trade through Riga. In 1211, Riga minted its first coinage, and Albert laid the cornerstone for the Riga Dom. Riga was not yet secure as an alliance of tribes failed to take Riga.

Museum of the Occupation of Latvia - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Museum of the Occupation of Latvia 1940-1991 ( Latvian: Latvijas okupācijas muzejs) is an historic educational institution located in Riga, Latvia. It was established in 1993 to exhibit artifacts, archive documents, and educate the public about the 51-year period in the 20th century when Latvia was successively occupied by the USSR in 1940, then by Nazi Germany in 1941, and then again by the USSR in 1944.