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Atlas Obscura 2019
14.7km
Stone Head of Salaspils

Discover Stone Head of Salaspils in Riga, Latvia: This enigmatic artifact remained buried in a churchyard for years.

Atlas Obscura 2021
14.62km
Statue of Prince Mikhail Andreas Barclay de Tolly

Discover Statue of Prince Mikhail Andreas Barclay de Tolly in Riga, Latvia: The former Field Marshall and Minister of War to the Russian Imperial Army.

Atlas Obscura 2019
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Salaspils Memorial Ensemble

Discover Salaspils Memorial Ensemble in Salaspils, Latvia: This former Nazi labor camp is now a poignant memorial, complete with giant Soviet-style monuments.

Audio Guide
11.96km
Audio Guide
Route of industrial objects
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Atlas Obscura 2017
15.61km
Hats From Around The World

Including bonnets made from human hair.

Atlas Obscura 2021
14.96km
Victory Memorial to Soviet Army

Discover Victory Memorial to Soviet Army in Riga, Latvia: This controversial monument was designed to lionize the Red Army, but also disheartened the Latvian people.

Brutalism
14.49km
Museum of the Red Latvian Riflemen (today: Museum of the Occupation of Latvia)
Audio Guide
15km
Audio Guide
Riga with Tim Richards
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Atlas Obscura 2020
14.47km
House of the Blackheads

Discover House of the Blackheads in Riga, Latvia: The reconstruction of this prominent building fulfilled a long-written command.

Atlas Obscura 2020
14.44km
Freedom Monument

Discover Freedom Monument in Riga, Latvia: This celebration of Latvia’s freedom and independence avoided demolition over half a century of Soviet occupation.

Atlas Obscura 2016
14.51km
The First Ever Public Christmas Tree

Discover First-Ever Public Christmas Tree Marker in Riga, Latvia: A stone marker and sculpture in the city of Riga stake a claim for the very first community Christmas tree.

Place
14.72km
Riga
Atlas Obscura 2020
14.24km
‘Sam’

Discover 'Sam' in Riga, Latvia: This statue is dedicated to the animal cosmonauts that perished during space flight experiments.

Audio Guide
16.03km
Audio Guide
Underground Riga
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Atlas Obscura 2018
14.67km
Castle of Light

Discover Castle of Light in Riga, Latvia: Latvia's symbolic mountain-shaped national library is home to millions of cultural tomes.

World Heritage Site 1997
14.46km
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…

Audio Guide
14.45km
Audio Guide
Riga Cinema Map
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Atlas Obscura 2018
14.81km
The Three Brothers

Discover The Three Brothers in Riga, Latvia: The oldest housing complex in Riga is a mini timeline of architectural trends.

Atlas Obscura 2019
14.64km
Jauniela (New Street)

Discover Jauniela (New Street) in Riga, Latvia: This charming Latvian lane doubled as Baker Street on the Soviet Union’s version of Sherlock Holmes.

Audio Guide
15.7km
Audio Guide
Three centuries of history in Viesturdārzs
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Atlas Obscura 2017
15.08km
The Giant Who Built Riga

A statue plays tribute to the mythical founder of Latvia's capital city—a gentle giant named Christopher.