If visitors want a great view of Riga, we usually advise them to go on top of the tower of the Latvian Academy of Sciences.

It’s in the center of Riga, it’s easy to go there and the view over Riga is really wide  – you can see the Old Town, the so-called Moscow Suburbs of Riga (Maskavas district) and Central Market. The view that is opening to you from the top of the structure is mesmerizing – you can see the 360-degree wide bird’s eye view to Riga from the 17th-floor balcony (height of 65 meters, 213 ft).

The building itself was built after World War II, between 1953 and 1956 and it was the first “skyscraper” in the Republic of Latvia. The building is a cousin to similar Stalin-era skyscrapers in Moscow and Warsaw and is a great example of Stalinist architecture. There is a legend says that this building was built for one Stalin’s birthdays, so some call it a “candle on Stalin’s birthday cake”.

Address

Akademijas laukums 1
Riga, LV-1050, Latvia

Contacts

Website: www.lza.lv
Phone number: +371 26804899

Source: Events in Riga

Source: Events in Riga

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We are happy to announce that famous Red Hot Chili Peppers funk rock band are coming to Riga in July 2017.

They gonna perform live on the open-air arena in Lucavsala on 27 July 2017.

Tickets:
http://www.bilesuserviss.lv/eng/tickets/muzika/roks-un-pops/red-hot-chili-peppers-202535/?&design=bilesuserviss

Top Riga’s winter events

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Riga is beautiful during winter time and especially at Christmas.
Here’s some of the top events in Riga that everybody can join at winter!

Winter events calendar

13 Sep – 18 Feb: Riga “Dinamo” Hockey, Season #9,
Where: Arena Riga (Skanstes iela 21)
23 Nov – 16 Jan: Exhibition “Popular Culture in Latvia
at the Turn of the Century (19th-20th)
Where: National Library of Latvia (Mukusalas street 3)
27 Nov – 06 Jan: Christmas fair in Esplanade
27 Nov – 06 Jan: Old Town Christmas Fair
Where: Dome Square (Doma laukums)
18 Dec: Winter Solstice. Yule Log Eve 2016
Where: Latvian Ethnographic Open-air Museum (Brivibas gatve 440)
18 Dec -29 Jan: Winter Nights at Riga Zoo
Where: Riga Zoo (Meža prospekts 1)
20 Dec: Bluka vilkšana ritual in Rigas Old Town
Where: Town Hall Square (Ratslaukums)
25-26 Dec: Riga’s Christmas Concert
Where: Kipsala International Exposition Centre (Kipsalas street 8)
26 Dec – 08 Jan: Light reflections in the winter twilight
Where: Latvian Ethnographic Open-air Museum (Brivibas gatve 440)
31 Dec: New Year’s Eve Fireworks and Celebration
Where: the 11 November Embankment (11.novembra krastmala)

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