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Used as a cargo loading and unloading site on the banks of the Daugava river since the 14th century, the Spikeri Quarter saw a spurt in the construction of red-brick warehouses in the 19th century.
Used as a cargo loading and unloading site on the banks of the Daugava river since the 14th century, the Spikeri Quarter saw a spurt in the construction of red-brick warehouses in the 19th century. Of the original 58 warehouses, only 13 survive, which have been converted into homes for cultural organizations, art venues, cosy cafes and restaurants. Adjacent to the Central Market, it is part of the UNESCO World Heritage site of the historical centre of Riga. Explore the area to see the Concert Hall that hosts the Sinfionetta Riga chamber orchestra as well as Latvian Radio Choir, Riga Ghetto Museum, Dirty Deal Teatro, kim? – a contemporary arts centre, and the Museum of Doll Art.
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Riga Central market is a striking building near the central train station notable for its huge hangars, built from parts of actual zeppelin hangars bought for the market in 1920
A definite contender for Riga's weirdest museum, this one covers the history of sun mythology and its role in Latvian culture
Built in 1953, this building is often called '''Stalin's Birthday Cake''' because of it's austere and ornamented design
Constrains photos of Latvia since 1839, with focuses on the World Wars and 1905 Revolution
An unusually-designed Lutheran church
A smaller, less spectacular church near St
In a renovated 18th century house