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Riga - capital of Latvia and the largest city of the Baltic states, as well as a third in the number of residents in the Baltic Sea region (after St. Petersburg and Stockholm). The city was founded in 1201. The population - 700, 6 thousand people. Of those Latvians - 42%, Russian - 41%.
Riga lies on both banks of the river Daugava (Western Dvina), not far from its confluence with the Gulf of Riga.
View of the Town Hall Square with the St. Peter's Cathedral
One of the central squares of Riga, which is building the Riga City Council and the Riga House of Blackheads; fulfills recreational functions, in Riga is considered the oldest city's cultural center representative.
The historical city center of Riga is included in the UNESCO World Heritage List
The Church of St. Peter
One of the characters, and one of the main attractions of the city.
The oldest religious building of the city, first mentioned in 1209.
The total height of the church tower - 123, 5 meters, of which 64, 5 meter falls on the spire.
The steeple of St. Peter's Church, as well as all church spiers of Old Riga, decorated with the figure of a rooster.
Today's cock was installed along with a new steeple in 1973, but the previous one, dvuhsotpyatidesyatiletny bronze cockerel, also survived. During the collapse of the spire in 1941 cock it was seriously damaged, but then restored and is now in the church of St. Peter, near the stairs to the tower.
The clock on the tower first appeared in 1352.
The Latvian National Opera
The intersection of ul. January 13 and Raina Boulevard. Channel Pilsetas.
Latvian Academy of Arts
Railway Station Square
of the Latvian Academy of Sciences - the 21-storey building modeled on the Moscow "Stalin skyscrapers". Popularly referred to as the "farmer's house" or by foreign tourists "sugar house". In 1992, removed from the spire of the five-pointed star, but a replacement has not been found.
Gogol Street, 4/6
The Freedom Monument - a symbol of independent Latvia.
Reconstruction of the Duomo. Cathedral is the largest medieval church of the Baltic countries. Built in 1211-1270, respectively.
Total in Riga about 80 bridges
Railway bridge. The first railway bridge across the Daugava River, erected in 1872.
The new railway bridge was named Zemgalsky and stood up to the Second World War. During the Second World War were destroyed not only the farm, but also a bridge support. Reconstruction of the bridge began in 1944 and fully completed by 1951.
Stone Bridge. Built in 1957 on the site of the Pont.
Cable-stayed bridge. It opened in 1981. Next to him, until that time, it was a floating bridge, disassemble the winter.
At the time of opening in 1981, this bridge is the longest cable-stayed bridge in Europe.
The newest bridge - South.
Dome Square - one of the largest areas of the old town. Left - the office building of the Latvian Radio (architect P. Mandelstam.). "Bormann Cabinet" from the movie "Seventeen Moments of Spring" was behind the windows of the second floor of the building where the balcony.
Riga Central Railway Station
direct rail links to Riga with Moscow, St. Petersburg and Minsk. Also from Riga to Tallinn can be reached, with a change in the Estonian town of Valga.
All the country's rail network serves Latvian Railway.
Riga Radio and TV Tower - built in the period from 1979 to 1986.
The tower height of 368.5 meters - currently the highest in the EU and third highest in Europe after the Ostankino television towers and Kiev.
The tower was built on the island Zakusala ( "Rabbit Island") in the middle of the river Daugava (Western Dvina). Externally is a structure of the three "legs" and spire.
The two "legs" are high-speed elevators, rise to the height of 99 meters for 52 seconds. At a height of 99 m, there is a viewing platform.
Orthodox Cathedral of the Nativity
Aleksandra Caka street
Latvian Riflemen Square. Museum of the Occupation of Latvia. The exposition of the museum of the Nazi regime likened to the Soviet.
View from the bell tower of the Duomo.
Reconstruction of the roof of the Blackheads House
Riga Central Terminal
Riga Passenger Port - connects Riga to Stockholm (Sweden), Lubeck (Germany) and other cities in Sweden and Germany.
The residential complex "Skanstes virsotnes"
Construction of "Z-towers"
The central building of "Swedbank"
The last frame of the trip made by from the window of an airplane taking off.
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