Robert Young
The Freedom Monument

The Freedom Monument

The Freedom Monument, or "Milda" among the people of Riga, towers gracefully between the Old Town and the city. The 42-metre tall statue is a symbol of Latvia’s freedom and independence. The honour guard changes shifts every hour, on the hour, from morning until evening.
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Three Brothers

The Three Brothers are the oldest stone residential buildings in the city, situated in the picturesque Maza Pils alley in the Old Town. Each of the three houses represents different stages in the architectural époques of Riga, from Medieval to Baroque.
St. Peter’s Cathedral

St. Peter’s Cathedral

From the viewing platform around the church spire, you can walk 360 degrees around the tower. From St. Peter’s Cathedral you can see the whole of Riga laid out before you.
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Museum of War

The so-called Powder Tower, last remnant of the 13th-century wall that once surrounded the heart of Riga, is now hosting a war museum. Here you can learn about Latvia’s dramatic history.
Riga Castle

Riga Castle

The Latvian president Andris Bērziņš lives in one of the wings of this yellow 14th-century castle, situated by the mouth of the Daugava River in the harbour area. The castle has been rebuilt several times throughout the centuries, and the style is a charming muddle of different architectural époques. Several art museums are housed in the castle.
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Dome Cathedral

The largest place of worship in the Baltic, measures 187 times 43 metres, with walls two metres thick. Dome Cathedral also has one of the biggest organs in Europe with 6,768 pipes.
Doma Laukums

Doma Laukums

The Dome Square, in the very heart of Old Riga, is a good departure or end point for wanderers. In July, the square turns into a huge beer garden.
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Riga Motor Museum

Riga Motor Museum is an absolute bliss for car lovers. The museum displays Western as well as Soviet cars and motorcycles, topped with wax dolls of the old Soviet party leaders.
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