Riga is full of historically important monuments and is perhaps the best place to witness history unfold. The wonderful monuments and the rich history attached with the destination make Riga one of Top Historical Destinations in the world. Riga is a very historically important place and thus sees a lot of tourists every year. Whenever you are planning to visit a historical monument in Riga or a place of historical significance, it is always good to know a little information about the place, its opening and closing times, the ideal duration of visit and the need of tour guide to visit the historical monuments of Riga. Explore the historical monuments of Riga with a guided tour or opt for in-depth information of its historical account, this Riga guide is your go-to option for free. Move to things to do in Riga page for the complete list of attractions and activities.
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Top Historical Riga landmarks
Traverse through the finest landmarks and famous historical buildings of Riga.
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Ratslaukums 7, Riga, Latvia
10:00 am - 05:00 pm
The most lavish housebuilt in the 1300’s, the House of Blackheads is a common photo on many a Latvian postcards. In its glory days, the House of Blackheads was a frat house for unmarried German merchants. The House underwent some destruction during the Second World War and was rebuilt by the Soviets. A fine example of Dutch Renaissance archit...
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Brivibas bulvaris, Riga, Latvia
Like most monuments and landmarks that symbolize the lands freedom from its oppressors, the Freedom Monument is a tall structure with a proud lady standing atop the column with three stars in her hand, one for each of the three regions of Latvia.
It’s the coming of these three regions that stood for the independent Latvia. During the time of ...
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Brivibas gatve 440, Riga, LV-1024, Latvia
10:00 am - 05:00 pm
A little outside the city, the Latvian Ethnographic Open Air Museum is an excellent place to explore the culture of Latvia especially if you’re pressed for time. The open air museum prides itself in covering a wide array of local culture; the local life of the 18th and 19th century is well depicted by way of artifacts such as recreated homes,...
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Smilsu 20, Riga, Latvia
10:00 am - 06:00 pm
One of the largest and oldest museums in Latvia, the Latvian War museum was founded in the year 1916. Back then it was known as the Latvian riflemen museum. Located in a historical building, the museum is housed in the 14th century Powder Tower- a former fortification tower of Riga.
The museum was formed with the aim of educating visitors about the...
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Brīvības bulvāris 23, Rīga, Latvia
10:00 am - 06:00 pm
The Nativity Cathedral of Riga was built between 1876 and 1883 and is the largest Russian Orthodox cathedral in the Baltics. Stunningly enormous and beautiful, the exterior is Neo-Byzantine while the interior is made up of traditional icons of Orthodox cathedrals. The cathedral was turned into a planetarium during Soviet times. But, the cathedral h...
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Off Merkela iela, off Terbatas iela, Riga, Latvia
12:01 am - 12:00 am
Situated in the heart of the city, Vermanes Garden Park is Riga's second oldest public park. Created in the early 19th century with the help of donations, the park is named after Anna Gertrud VÃÃ„“rmane, a wealthy widow who had allocated a piece of land and a generous donation for the formation of the park.
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Mazais Balasta dambis 8, Riga, Latvia
12:00 pm - 06:00 pm
Zanis Lipke was a dock worker and a brave man who saved around 50 Jews from the Nazis during World War II by hiding them in a bunker under a shed. Note that the German police never found this shelter and Lipke was never caught and none of the people involved were ever betrayed. A memorial was built right next to Lipke’s house in the year 2012...