Riga is a beautiful city with rich history, which never ceases to amaze its guests by widest choice of attractions. In the center of the city you will find the famous Monument of Liberty, which was erected here in 1935. The wonderful symbol of freedom and independence has been repeatedly at the risk of elimination, but each time it has miraculously managed to survive. Numerous important public meetings, pickets and rallies have taken place near the monument. In 2001, the monument was completely renovated. Nowadays this is an important historical object and an honorable place protected by guards.
A large part of historic attractions of Riga are located in the Old City. Make sure you do not forget to visit Konventa Seta – a tiny town, on the territory of which are located a beautiful hotel, several antique shops, museum of porcelain, as well as cozy cafes and restaurants. Church of St. Peter, which was built in 1209, is a wonderful religious monument. During the Middle Ages the church was the tallest building in the country. Unfortunately, only one tower has survived till our days. The tower is equipped with multiple viewing platforms, from which tourists can enjoy magnificent panoramic looks. Perhaps, House of the Blackheads is the most striking architectural monument of the city. This is a beautiful mansion, which was built in the beginning of the 14th century. Recently the building has passed through a complete reconstruction. A part of its premises now houses the exhibition of the historical museum.
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