"City of Faces"
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Largest City in Latvia
Largest City in the Baltics
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Riga is said to have the largest collection of Art Nouveau/Jugendstil architecture in the world. A large amount of them is centered around Albert Street (Alberta iela) in the city center, slightly North of Old Town. All of Old Riga is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
The Skyline of Riga.
A street in the Old Town of Riga, known locally as Vecrīga.
Buildings in a small square/park in Old Town known as Līvu laukums.
The Independence Monument is a central landmark of the city.
House of the Black Heads, a major landmark of Riga. Originally built in the 14th century it was heavily damaged during World War II and then demolished by the Soviets in the years following the war. After the fall of the Soviet Union and independence again for Latvia, the building was reconstructed in the 1990s.
A street in Riga.
Outside of the Old Town, in the area known as Centrs, Riga are still a surprisingly dense city.
A street in the Central District, Centrs.
Riga has one of the largest collections of Art Nouveau architecture in the world. Many of them can be seen on Albert Street (Alberta iela).
The Swedish Gate in Old Riga.
Riga Central Market, to the left, is built in an old Zeppelin hangar.
Beautiful buildings in the outskirts of Old Town.
The skyline as it is looking towards the Central District.