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Freedom Monument is one of Latvia's national symbols.
Freedom Monument is one of Latvia's national symbols. It was erected during the first independence and surprisingly never taken down by the Soviets (although laying flowers at its feet was forbidden). The statue of a woman holding three stars at the top of the monument represents Freedom embracing Latvia's regions.
Centra rajons, Rīga, Latvia
A small, pleasant park surrounding Brivibas Bulvaris
Laima is a Latvian chocolate manufacturer and means good luck in Latvian
Designed by Georg Kuphaldt, who was expelled by Germany in 1915 as a spy becuase he had a telescope in his garden
In a renovated 18th century house
A definite contender for Riga's weirdest museum, this one covers the history of sun mythology and its role in Latvian culture
Wagner once lived in Riga, on the street now named after him
Covers the history of porcelain in Riga through the 19th and 20th centuries
This building (also housing a pub of no particular note) is most famous for the two statues of black cats on the roofs