Riga Town Hall Square, Riga

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At Riga Town Hall Square, you can see symbols of Latvia's independence, such as the town hall and the statue of Roland. The statue of a Charlemagne's nephew--who was a fair judge and the defender of accused--welcomes guests from the middle of the square. Most of the medieval architecture was destroyed during World War II. On the northern side of the square, notice how the reconstructed town hall is topped with a Baroque tower and a postmodern roof. Look for the memorial plank on the spot where the city Christmas tree was lit in medieval times. The square also features the Blackheads House, the Latvian Occupation Museum, and the Sun Museum. Put Riga Town Hall Square into our Riga trip builder and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • August 17, 2017
    which one of the two buildings are renovating and then it's completely covered. The square gives the River then go well if you want to catch the last glimpse of sunshine for the rest is perhaps the least beautiful of the city although, like all the others, there are flowers, decorations and cleaning like all over town on the other. In the corner there is the famous restaurant "Hi" very typical, very nice especially the inside and eat a great leg.
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  • August 16, 2017
    As with most of riga at the moment is getting a facelift, not much more to say about it really. Thing i enjoyed the most was the buskers playing classical music  more »
  • August 15, 2017
    Although rebuilt in fairly recent times, the square with its buildings (particularly the House of blackheads) retains a charm and is an ideal starting point for knowledge not only of the historical center, but of the entire city. Here you can also find the information Office for tourists. Definitely recommended step.
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As tourism surges in Riga, accommodation options and variety have grown too. The Baltic capital has quality lodging for every budget, from centrally located and affordable hostels, to private apartments and hotel rooms, to chic main-street hotels. The Old Town, a World Heritage Site, sits at the center of it all, so consider staying here if you want to be in the thick of things. For lower prices, look slightly outside of the city's core but within walking distance. For somewhere a little quieter, check out neighborhoods like Agenskalns and Tornakalns, which are less touristy, well-preserved districts.
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