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.
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.
The city is located on the both banks of the Daugava river not far form its fall into the Gulf of Riga.
Historical center of the city is included into the World’s Heritage List.
Cathedral of Saint Peter.
The Cathedral is one of the symbols and main sights of Riga. The ancient construction is traced back to 1209.
Total height of the tower is 123,5 m.
The spire which is 64,5 m high is decorated with a rooster.
The clock was installed in 1352.
The Latvian National Opera.
The Academy of Sciences.
Freedom Monument, the symbol of independent Latvia.
Reconstruction of the Riga Domsky Cathedral.
The center of Riga.
There are around 80 bridges in the city.
During the WWII the bridge was destroyed. Its reconstruction started in 1944.
This is the newest Southern bridge.
Domsky Square is one of the largest squares of the Old City.
The central railway station.
The TV tower. It is 368,5 m high.
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.
The orthodox Cathedral of Jesus Christ.
Museum of Latvian occupation. Its exhibition states the equality of the Nazi and Soviet regimen.
Riga Central Terminal.
It is easy to reach the cities of Sweden and Germany from here.
Z-Tower is under construction.
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