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Museum of the History of Riga and Navigation, Riga

Actually 2 museums plus a number of special exhibits.

Actually 2 museums plus a number of special exhibits. Like the National Museum, English translations are limited to plaques summarizing rooms, but here you can also pick up pieces of paper describing some of the exhibits. Both of the main museums are quite interesting, and they provide a good idea of what Riga was like in the past.


Hours

Sun

11:00

17:00

Mon

11:00

17:00

Tue

11:00

17:00

Wed

11:00

17:00

Thu

11:00

17:00

Fri

11:00

17:00

Sat

11:00

17:00

About Museum of the History of Riga and Navigation

 Palasta 4, Rīga, Latvia

 +371 67 211 358

 www.rigamuz.lv

Museum of the History of Riga and Navigation and Nearby Sights on Map

Riga Cathedral

Dating to 1207, it is one of Riga's symbols

Museum of the Barricades of 1991

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The Three Brothers

The Three Brothers are the oldest dwelling houses in Riga

Riga Town Hall

Pretty to look at, but not open for visitors

Statue of Roland

St Roland is considered to be the patron saint of Riga

St. Jacob's Catholic Church

Dating to 1226, this is one of the few Catholic churches left in Riga

Latvian Parliament

A rather plain building housing the ''Saeima'', Latvia's parliament

Riga Town Square

Arsenal Museum of Art

Riga's premier museum for modern art

Museum of the Occupation of Latvia

This noticeable and austere black building is clearly out-of-place