Latvian Capital From Above

Latvian Capital From Above

Welcome to the city of Riga, architecture of which combines all possible styles that have been widely spread in Europe starting from the Medieval period and in the Soviet Union.

Latvian Capital From Above

Latvian Capital From Above

Riga is the capital of Latvia, the largest city on the territory of the Baltic countries and the third biggest city among those located in the Baltic Sea region (after Saint-Petersburg and Stockholm). It was founded in 1201 and is inhabited by 700,6 thousand people.

Latvian Capital From Above

Latvian Capital From Above

The city is located on the both banks of the Daugava river not far form its fall into the Gulf of Riga.

Latvian Capital From Above

Brivibas Boulevard.

Latvian Capital From Above

Latvian Capital From Above

Historical center of the city is included into the World’s Heritage List.

Latvian Capital From Above

Cathedral of Saint Peter.

Latvian Capital From Above

The Cathedral is one of the symbols and main sights of Riga. The ancient construction is traced back to 1209.

Latvian Capital From Above

Total height of the tower is 123,5 m.

Latvian Capital From Above

The spire which is 64,5 m high is decorated with a rooster.

Latvian Capital From Above

The clock was installed in 1352.

Latvian Capital From Above

The Latvian National Opera.

Latvian Capital From Above

Latvian Capital From Above

Kronvalda park.

Latvian Capital From Above

Latvian Capital From Above

Latvian Capital From Above

Zakusala island.

Latvian Capital From Above

Latvian Capital From Above

The Academy of Sciences.

Latvian Capital From Above

Latvian Capital From Above

Freedom Monument, the symbol of independent Latvia.

Latvian Capital From Above

Reconstruction of the Riga Domsky Cathedral.

Latvian Capital From Above

The center of Riga.

Latvian Capital From Above

Latvian Capital From Above

Latvian Capital From Above

Latvian Capital From Above

There are around 80 bridges in the city.

Latvian Capital From Above

Latvian Capital From Above

During the WWII the bridge was destroyed. Its reconstruction started in 1944.

Latvian Capital From Above

Latvian Capital From Above

Latvian Capital From Above

Latvian Capital From Above

This is the newest Southern bridge.

Latvian Capital From Above

Latvian Capital From Above

Domsky Square is one of the largest squares of the Old City.

Latvian Capital From Above

The central railway station.

Latvian Capital From Above

Latvian Capital From Above

Latvian Capital From Above

The TV tower. It is 368,5 m high.

Latvian Capital From Above

Latvian Capital From Above

It takes 52 seconds for the fast elevators of the tower to take visitors to the floor which is 99 m high. An observational ground is located right here.

Latvian Capital From Above

Latvian Capital From Above

Latvian Capital From Above

The orthodox Cathedral of Jesus Christ.

Latvian Capital From Above

Latvian Capital From Above

Latvian Capital From Above

Latvian Capital From Above

Museum of Latvian occupation. Its exhibition states the equality of the Nazi and Soviet regimen.

Latvian Capital From Above

Latvian Capital From Above

Latvian Capital From Above

Latvian Capital From Above

Latvian Capital From Above

Riga Central Terminal.

Latvian Capital From Above

It is easy to reach the cities of Sweden and Germany from here.

Latvian Capital From Above

Latvian Capital From Above

Z-Tower is under construction.

Latvian Capital From Above

Latvian Capital From Above

Latvian Capital From Above

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Location: Riga

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14 thoughts on “Latvian Capital From Above”

  1. Well at least those latvians that are working cleaning toilets in Ireland and UK can send some mony to their relatives to make their capital beautiful

  2. Suggest to change “Domsky Square” (which is a strange Russian-English mix) to “Doma laukums” (completely Latvian) or at least “Doma Square”

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