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Chocolate Factory “Laima”

In 1870 the German entrepreneur Theodor Riegert opens the first chocolate factory in Latvia. Named after the goddess of fate in Latvian mythology the chocolate Factory “Laima” became one...

Salaspils concentration camp

Built at the end of 1941 in a pine forest near the town of Salaspils, 18 km southeast of Riga, Salaspils concentration camp was originally designated as a “Police Prison and work education...

Latvian War Museum

The Latvian War Museum (Latvijas Kara muzejs) is a military museum in Riga, one of the oldest and the largest museums in Latvia. It was founded in 1916 as the Latvian Riflemen Museum. In 1917, when...

Riga Ghetto

Riga was the capital of independent Latvia from 1918 until August 1940 when the country was occupied and annexed to the Soviet Union, and became the capital of the Latvian Soviet Socialist Republic...

St. Peter’s Church

Built in three distinct periods St. Peter’s Church is one of the oldest and the most valuable medieval monumental architecture buildings in the Baltic States. Located right in the very heart of...

Great Choral Synagogue

Founded in 1871 The Great Choral Synagogue was the largest synagogue in Riga until 4 of July 1941 when it was burned to the ground shortly after German Wehrmacht invaded the capital. The Neo...

Latvian National Theatre

Located in the centre of Riga, just outside the Old Town Latvian National Theatre is the oldest functioning theatre in Riga. The magnificent eclectic-style building was built between 1899-1902...

House of the Blackheads

Right in the very heart of Riga’s Old Town, in the Town Hall Square is located one of the most impressive architectural monuments, the House of Blackheads, erected in the 30s of the 14th...

Daugavpils fortress

Located in the very heart of Daugavpils, the second biggest city of Latvia, Daugavpils Fortress also known as Dinaburg Fortress or Dvinsk Fortress is unique historical and architectural monument...

Jelgava Palace

Built as a residence for the Dukes of Courland (a duchy in the Baltic region that existed from 1561 to 1569) Jelgava Palace, better known as Mitau Palace, is the largest Baroque style palace in the...

Rundale Palace

Built in two periods, from 1736 until 1740 and from 1764 until 1768 Rundāle Palace (Latvian: Rundāles pils) is a splendid Baroque and Rococo-style edifice situated in the village of Pilsrundāle...

VEF (State Electrotechnical Factory)

Valsts Elektrotehniskā Fabrika (VEF) (English: State Electrotechnical Factory) is a manufacturer of electrical and electronic products in Riga, Latvia. It was established in April 1919 as a...

Riga Central Market

Riga Central Market (Latvian: Rīgas Centrāltirgus) is Europe’s largest market and bazaar in Riga, Latvia. It is one of the most notable structures from 20th century in Latvia and has...

Galerija Centrs

Galerija Centrs is a shopping mall in Riga, Latvia. The oldest name of the shopping center was the Army Economic Store (AEV). It is was founded in the autumn of 1919 and was originally located...

Cinema “Splendid Palace”

  Address: Elizabetes Street 61, Riga Architect: Frīdrihs Kārlis Skujiņš Year of opening: 1923 Facts about the building: Building was opened at 1923. 30th of december with movie ‘’Under Two...