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Private Walking Tour of Riga Old Town
"The most enchanting part of Riga is the Old Town. The buildings and the history surrounding them creates a fascinating and whimsical picture of Riga’s past. This area also offers all of the amenities that you could possibly need: bars night-clubs restaurants hotels museums and most importantly a great atmosphere.Our professional and certified tour guides will walk you through Riga.Old town of Riga is a beautiful place and we would like to tell you a little bit more about it on our famous Riga old town walking tour through:Town Hall Square Blackhead house St. Peter's Church Dome Square 15-18 century complex of dwelling ho
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Old Town Walking Tour of Riga
"Riga is a city of good coffee jazz full of small delicious pastries and stylish cafes. You may not be able to get enough of Old Town’s architecture which is quite legendary. You will walk past the splendid House of Blackheads located next to the Town Hall Square and past the walls of fortresses and towers go into St. Peter’s Church and the Dome Cathedral. Then you will continue walking to the famous clock “LAIMA” and through a lovely opera park you will head to the magnificent Riga Opera House."""
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Private Riga Grand City Tour
"Begin your 4-hour guided Riga Grand City Tour with a hotel pickup by air-conditioned car/minibus from your centrally located hotel. You will explore the magic of Riga which is known as the little Paris of the North due to it's medieval architecture rich cultural life many attractions and sights numerous shops and unique cafes. The tour route includes photo stops at city center highlights. As you travel through Riga your knowledgeable guide will point out the many fascinating sights in the old and newer parts of this beaut the famous Laima Clock and the Latvian National Opera House a unique architectural monument of the 19th century. Then you will travel past the Riga Central Station
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St. George's Church

On the same street as St. John's and opposite St. Peter's, is one more church: St. George's. Only this one is a little different, and unless you look out for its arched windows and high roof, you'd think it was just another building on this cluttered street. Older than its neighbours, in truth it is just another building now. During the reformation it was transformed into a warehouse.

Today it hosts the Museum of Applied arts, wherein you can see some of the remaining fragments of the original church.

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Oct 24, 2011

Museum of Decorative and Applied Art

The Museum of Decorative and Applied Art is housed in the former St George Church, a church that dates back to 1208. It opened up as a museum in 1989 and there are three exhibition rooms, one for temporary exhibitions and two for the permanent exhibition.
Here you can see fine examples of Latvian art and among the items are wall hangings, pottery, glasswork and sculptures. On the 2nd floor are artefacts from the end of the 19th century to the 1960s, and on the 3rd floor are the newer artefacts from 1970s up to now.
On the first floor there is an exhibition hall for temporary exhibitions, but it was not open when I visited as they were busy preparing something.
The museum is open between 11 -17 on Tuesdays to Sundays (to 19 on Wednesdays). It is closed on Mondays.

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MalenaN
Dec 31, 2008

Museum of Decorative and Applied Arts

The Lonely Planet recommended this museum for its 'outstanding' Latvian art - I am so glad I went to see it and that Id made the time to include it in the tight schedule I had.

It has an excellent collection showing the wonderful use of colour, design and style in Latvian textiles, furniture and beautiful objects.

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