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Sun Museum, Riga

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See 400 artistic representations of Earth's closest star from numerous countries at Sun Museum. What started out as a private collection of sun-shaped objects obtained during travels became the world's only museum dedicated solely to the sun. View figurines of different shapes, styles, and colors, and find out what artists from different cultures imagine the sun to be. Read about Galileo and his ideas and discover how the heliocentric system changed humanity. The museum offers guided tours and workshops, depending on staff availability. Add Sun Museum and other attractions to your Riga trip itinerary using our Riga trip generator.
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  • June 15, 2017
    This is a unique place. The collection includes over 400 different solar décor. Recommend to visit, especially with the kids.
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  • February 12, 2017
    Funny thing if you have a little time to kill. You're doing fine without a visit here, but it is centrally located and was cheap so why not. Had painted our own plaster Sun.
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  • November 29, 2016
    Initially a bit difficult to find, on the first floor of the building. Possibly more aimed at children. We were the only visitors alongside a noisy group of local children with their teacher. All of t...  more »

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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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