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Riga Castle - Rigas Pils, Riga

The castle itself is fairly uninteresting, but it houses the following 2 museums:National History Museum of Latvia: The History Museum is interesting, however there is little English (Every room has its exhibits summarized on a single plaque).

The castle itself is fairly uninteresting, but it houses the following 2 museums:National History Museum of Latvia: The History Museum is interesting, however there is little English (Every room has its exhibits summarized on a single plaque). However, the museum does give a very good idea of Latvian history, and will give you a good understanding of the area.Museum of Foreign Art: The less interesting of the two museums: this is just a standard art museum.


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About Riga Castle - Rigas Pils

 Pils laukums 3, Rīga, Latvia

 +371 67 092 106

 www.president.lv

Riga Castle - Rigas Pils and Nearby Sights on Map

St. Saviour's Anglican Church

Riga's only Anglican church has English language services every Sunday, and free concerts every Wednesday

St. Jacob's Catholic Church

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

Arsenal Museum of Art

Riga's premier museum for modern art

Latvian Parliament

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

The Three Brothers

The Three Brothers are the oldest dwelling houses in Riga

Powder Tower & City Wall

The following attractions are here:Museum of WarSt

Riga Cathedral

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

Museum of the History of Riga and Navigation

Actually 2 museums plus a number of special exhibits

Swedish Gate

The last remaining gate from the old city walls

Museum of the Barricades of 1991

Covers the dramatic events that occurred in the tumultuous final year of the USSR, when Soviet authorities sent troops into Riga to overthrow the elected Latvian government