Built in 1953, this building is often called '''Stalin's Birthday Cake''' because of it's austere and ornamented design. The balcony is open to visitors for a fee of a couple of lats.
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Latvian Academy of Sciences and Nearby Attractions on Map
Art Noveau Buildings(2 km)
Alberta' and 'Elizabetes' streets ('iela') are the best place to see the creations of 'Art Nouveau' architect Eisenstein, famous for his splendid style.
House of Blackheads(1 km)
The House of Blackheads is where the merchants-to-be had their guild.
Riga Town Square(1 km)
Jugenda Stila Nami(2 km)
Jugenda Stila Nami is Riga’s own Art Nouveau neighborhood, with strikingly beautiful buildings competing to hold your attention and admiration.
Freedom Monument(1 km)
Freedom Monument is one of Latvia's national symbols.
St. Peter's Church(0.9 km)
Riga Cathedral(1.2 km)
Dating to 1207, it is one of Riga's symbols.
The Small Guild(1.1 km)
Another pretty building just behind the Big Guild, this one housed the craftsmen's guild.
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