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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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  • Undoubtedly this part of the city is kinda the beating heart of the old town of Riga! Truly spectacular ... especially at night with the lights on for the play of light that you create, then I saw her at Christmas and with the decorations can still have an edge! Really nice and being photographed from all angles!
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  • A beautiful square in the heart of the city, where walking to admire the unique architecture of buildings ranging in Art Nouveau neighbourhood as well as the imposing St. Peter's Church, the town hall that was destroyed during World War II and rebuilt, the statue of Roland a legendary Knight who symbolizes freedom and of course the impressive Gothic building "House of Blackheads".
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  • Square in the circumference and center of town hall, black, and lit up the evening was very nice. Also I felt that the location of the large Christmas tree, and the statue, so that a nice fun atmosphere.
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