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Country Latvia

World Heritage Site 1997
Historic Centre of Riga

Riga was a major centre of the Hanseatic League, deriving its prosperity in the 13th–15th centuries from the trade with central and eastern Europe. The urban fabric of its medieval centre reflects this prosperity, though most of the earliest buildings…

World Heritage Site 2005
Struve Geodetic Arc

The Struve Arc is a chain of survey triangulations stretching from Hammerfest in Norway to the Black Sea, through 10 countries and over 2,820 km. These are points of a survey, carried out between 1816 and 1855 by the astronomer Friedrich Georg Wilhelm S…

Brutalism 1959
Salaspils Memorial
Brutalism
Museum of the Red Latvian Riflemen (today: Museum of the Occupation of Latvia)