One of the most famous and popular attractions in Riga is the Riga Castle, which is visited by Russian and foreign tourists. The history of the Riga Castle dates back to 1330 when it was built after the destruction of the old castle. In 1642, when Riga was under Sweden domination, a new wing was built to the castle by the River Daugava which has survived in its original form to this day. In the days of Czarist Russia castle was rebuilt to meet the needs of the provincial institutio...
|1||Riga Motor Museum
Despite the distance from the center of the city, it is well worthy to visit the Riga Motor Museum because it is the only automobile museum in the former Soviet Union. It is included in the 30-ky best technical museums in the world and in the top five in Europe. The collection includes cars and motorcycles at the beginning of the XX th century, military sports cars, limousines and 30-x years cars (including Molotov’ s car, limousine Brezhnev), s...
|1||The Dome Cathedral in Riga
Some years ago, this magnificent cathedral, located in Riga, was closed for renovation, but after the renovation its doors were thrown open to welcoming back many tourists and locals. The construction of the Cathedral and the monastery began in 1211 and lasted for many centuries. Finally, the outlines of its Baroque 90 - meter tower acquired in 1766 in the cathedral. Its body is one of the largest in the world. It was built in the 80s of the XIX century. Special works for the organ ...
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