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Āgenskalns, Riga

A very picturesque historical part of Pārdaugava, in the 19th century it was a district for mansions and manors, some of which still remain (although bereft of any grounds), and some were replaced by slightly newer early 20th century residential architecture of wealthy middle and upper class.

A very picturesque historical part of Pārdaugava, in the 19th century it was a district for mansions and manors, some of which still remain (although bereft of any grounds), and some were replaced by slightly newer early 20th century residential architecture of wealthy middle and upper class. Many embassies were located there pre-WWII.


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About Āgenskalns

 Āgenskalns, Zemgales priekšpilsēta, Rīga, Latvia

Āgenskalns and Nearby Sights on Map

Riga TV Tower

The Riga TV Tower is a 368 meter-high three-legged concrete tower

Theatre Museum

Theatre museum is located in the eccentrically designed and furnished pre-war house of a former director of Riga Daile Theatre and one of the key figures in Latvian theatre of the 20th century

Victory Memorial

The Victory Memorial to Soviet Army is a splendid example of high Soviet art, built to commemorate the victory of the Soviet Army over Nazi Germany in World War II

Railway Museum

The railway museum exhibits several collections of Soviet rolling stock

Ķīpsala

Ķīpsala is an island with Nordic Dwelling architecture, solitude, and delectable sights of Riga over the river Daugava

Riga Castle - Rigas Pils

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)

St. Saviour's Anglican Church

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

Museum of the History of Riga and Navigation

Actually 2 museums plus a number of special exhibits

Museum of the Occupation of Latvia

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

Statue of Roland

St Roland is considered to be the patron saint of Riga