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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.
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. It is controversial, as it also represents the Soviet occupation of Latvia.
The railway museum exhibits several collections of Soviet rolling stock
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
The Riga TV Tower is a 368 meter-high three-legged concrete tower
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
Ķīpsala is an island with Nordic Dwelling architecture, solitude, and delectable sights of Riga over the river Daugava
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)
Riga's only Anglican church has English language services every Sunday, and free concerts every Wednesday
Actually 2 museums plus a number of special exhibits
This noticeable and austere black building is clearly out-of-place
St Roland is considered to be the patron saint of Riga