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  • Swedishtomcat
    Diss, UK4,349 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    You’ve got lovely cobbled streets, gorgeous old buildings, lots of shops plus plenty of restaurants and lively bars. And if you do have one or two drinks then the uneven streets will compensate your stagger home.
    Written 13 May 2024
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  • Swedishtomcat
    Diss, UK4,349 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    The market is split into different sections housed within and around these former hangers. We enjoyed wandering around the food halls looking at the produce on sale. Then we bought some strawberries from a stall outside. Turns out most of them were rotten. A street cleaner took them away before we should’ve returned / pelted the seller with them.
    Written 13 May 2024
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  • Swedishtomcat
    Diss, UK4,349 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    We were in and out in under an hour and have to agree that the cellar area is probably the most interesting part of this building. We did smile at the painting of the horse looking directly at the artist!
    Written 13 May 2024
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  • Swedishtomcat
    Diss, UK4,349 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Disembarked the airport bus and strolled into the town hall square. The sun was out, it was busy, there was a stage and music performers playing. Couldn’t have asked for a warmer welcome to Riga.
    Written 13 May 2024
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  • daveashuk
    Bristol, UK746 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Everyone should visit this museum, which shows what could happen to Ukraine , if Putin prevails and the difficulties of small nations staying independent when adjoining large powerful nations. The museum charts the Russian take over from 1940 to the early 90’s and independence , with a few years of German occupation. Entrance fee is €5 and it's modern, with a lot of information to view. Also worth seeing is the KGB museum in Riga.
    Written 18 March 2024
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  • Nelson A
    11 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    It is a truly marvellous piece of history and art. Seeing the colourful and vivid culture of Latvia is stunning. The hall and stairway are like entering heaven.
    Written 13 May 2024
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  • Adam Jones
    Beijing, China190 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Decent monument in the old town of Riga. There isn’t much to see in the actually square (aside from the monument). However the old town in Riga has great sites and shops/restaurants
    Written 30 November 2023
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  • Alex Williams
    12 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Incredibly beautiful church, the inside is amazing. We went on Sunday during mass and the singing was very ethereal. Just make sure you have something to cover your head if you don't want to have to buy a head scarf
    Written 7 April 2024
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  • Leanne B
    Glasgow, UK41 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Came across this park when we had visited St Peter's Church. It's immaculately kept, with beautiful flowers and grass next to the canal. Seeing as where I live the parks are litter filled and unkempt, this was lovely.
    Written 16 May 2024
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  • Mogens B
    12 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Very interesting museum telling a lot about Latvian History and struggle for independence. Visiting the museum one get deep respect for the fact that freedom and democracy are not given emtities but one have to take care and protect.

    Much written in English but some parts only in Latvian
    Written 12 May 2024
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  • TheShis
    Tel Aviv, Israel40,999 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    This is a fun house, decorated by cats in a very specific position.
    Legend says the owner of the house created the cats when he was denied access to a certain guild and used the cats figures to show what he thought about this decision.
    Written 31 October 2023
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  • ken j
    Manalapan, NJ904 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Our tour went to this street. It is a mix of beautiful art nouveau buildings, and well worth seeing.
    Written 17 July 2023
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  • Jessica A
    7 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Interesting and moving collection about the holocaust.
    Very friendly staff and information available in multiple languages.
    Admission via donation.
    Slightly mismatched way around the exhibits but worth a look.
    Written 28 February 2024
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  • Brittany_11_10
    Los Angeles, CA1,714 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Lovely garden and park within easy walking distance of Old City Riga (and shops, restaurants, and other sights/sites). Nice for strolling, taking your dog for a walk, having your kid(s) run around, etc.
    Written 11 September 2023
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  • Mikael F
    Helsinki, Finland31,247 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    This modern library building is located next to Radisson Daugava Hotel. We saw it from our room window. So we decided to make a visit there.

    On arrival in the big lobby, we noticed quite soon that you have to get a visitor pass to go to the upper floors. We didn't have time for that because we wanted to visit also the Railway Museum next door.

    The lobby was quite stunning but we have seen many other libraries that dazzle even more with their beauty. This library left a little bit cold impression.
    Written 3 April 2023
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