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Žanis Lipke Memorial, Riga

The Žanis Lipke Memorial is possibly the best-hidden museum in Riga. Cartographers sometimes even to forget to include the tiny street on their...

Kaņepe Cultural Centre, Riga

This two-storey building on Skolas iela is 115 years old. For 50 years it was the home of one of Riga's most prestigious music schools...

Museum devoted to the artists Romans Suta and Aleksandra Beļcova, Riga

This apartment museum was once the home of the legendary Latvian painters Romans Suta and Aleksandra Beļcova...

The VEF culture factory, Riga

Only a 35-minute walk from the city centre - or a quarter of an hour by bicycle, streetcar or car - there's an industrial district that had fallen silent...

Kalnciems quarter, Riga

To see a different Riga, go to the Kalnciems quarter. It began as a project by Mārtiņš and Kārlis Dambergs, brothers who worked...

Mūkusala Art Salon, Riga

The Mūkusala Art Salon is the only exhibition space in Latvia to showcase one of the largest private collections of Latvian art...

Andrejsala Creative Quarter, Riga

The first to succumb to an invasion of artists was the open port territory in Andrejsala, a district rich in vividly picturesque industrial buildings...

GALERIJA MĀKSLA XO art gallery, Riga

Located in Riga's elegant Quiet Centre (Klusais centrs), the Galerija Māksla XO is one of the city's largest and most coveted art exhibition spaces...

Riga Ghetto Museum, Riga

The Riga Ghetto Museum is located in the Spīķeri creative industry district, not far from where German occupying forces established a Jewish ghetto...

Ethnographic Open Air Museum, Riga

An afternoon excursion to the Ethnographic Open Air Museum (Etnogrāfiskais brīvdabas muzejs) is a delightful form...

Wörmann Garden, Riga

This central park was created by the widow of a wealthy merchant in 1817. It is known affectionately as Vērmanītis...

New Riga Theatre, Riga

The only black-and-white mural in town, visible from the corner of Brīvības iela and Lāčplēša iela, points the way to...

Latvian National Opera, Riga

The Latvian National Opera is one of Latvia's most brilliant achievements, both at the architectural and cultural level...

Latvian Museum of Naïve Art, Riga

The former customs warehouse in Andrejsala is now the home of the Latvian Museum of Naïve Art, a charming place...

Power Industry Museum, Riga

Located beside the old power plant on Andrejsala, Latvia's Power Industry Museum holds an amazing collection...

Gallery Alma, Riga

Gallery Alma has rapidly risen to become an important centre in Riga's arts scene. Its focus is on art that is made...

Dirty Deal Cafe, Riga

Dirty Deal Cafe (DDC) was one of the first inhabitants of Spīķeri (warehouses), the new neighbourhood of the creative...

Latvian National Museum of Art, Riga

The Latvian National Museum of Art is housed in two buildings in the centre of the city: one of the most impressive historicist...

Cinema Splendid Palace, Riga

Splendid Palace is Riga's oldest and most ornate movie theatre. This theatre, located in central Riga, is truly a splendid place with its luxuriant...

Arsenāls exhibition hall (Izstāžu zāle Arsenāls), Riga

Located between the Riga Castle (Rīgas Pils) and the Parliament Building (Saeima), Arsenāls is one of Latvia's most prestigious exhibition...

Pauls Stradiņš Museum of the History of Medicine, Riga

Few people realize that Riga houses one of the three largest museums of the history of medicine in the world, in terms of the number...

The republic of Peace Street, Riga

A couple of years ago, unexpectedly and spontaneously, and in the darkest depths of the economic crisis, Miera iela - Peace Street...

The Spīķeri cultural epicentre, Riga

One of the areas where you can explore this phenomenon is Spīķeri - a place that's already established itself as a magnet...

Art Museum Riga Bourse, Riga

In the heart of the Old Town on Dome Square stands the Riga Bourse, a grand 19th-century building built in the style of a Venetian renaissance palazzo...

GALERIJA BB/ARTE BB, Riga

The concept of GALERIJA BB is to offer a diverse mix of art objects - from antiques to contemporary art - displayed together in harmony...

Riga Museum of History and Navigation (Rīgas vēstures un kuģniecības muzejs), Riga

The valuable wooden sculpture entitled Madonna on the Crescent Moon is one of the finest examples of late Gothic art in the Baltic countries...

White night, Riga

Partly because it is free and accessible to all, White night (Baltā nakts) is one of the most popular, annual cultural events...

Arcadia Park, Riga

Arcadia. Utopia. Riga's version of this idyllic vision is on the left bank, in Pārdaugava, near Māra's Pond...

Riga Art Space, Riga

The Riga Art Space is one of the most active points of cultural life, not only in Riga, but also in the Baltics as a...

Museum of the Occupation of Latvia, Riga

The Museum of the Occupation of Latvia - commonly known as the Occupation Museum - chronicles the country's...

NOASS (Noah), Riga

The NOASS art gallery can be found on a floating barge near AB dambis on the Daugava River...

kim? Contemporary Art Centre, Riga

The name kim? is an abbreviation of the Latvian phrase - "What is art?". Since its opening in 2009, this interdisciplinary centre for contemporary art...

Latvian Railway History Museum, Riga

Housed in a former 19th-century engine warehouse and repair shop, the Latvian Railway History Museum also hosts...

Ivonna Veiherte’s Gallery and Gallery 21, Riga

These two art galleries are on different floors in the same building, a stone's throw from the Latvian National Theatre...

Museum of Decorative Arts and Design, Riga

The 1989-founded museum features works of professional Latvian decorative and applied arts dating since the late 1800s. The museum...