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Riga - The Castle

The residence of the Latvian president was founded in 1330 on the bank of river Daugava, as part of a complex of fortifications. Over the course of its history, the fortress was destroyed and rebuilt many times, and occupied by several foreign powers, for instance the Swedish in 1641, who razed it to ground before the leaving the country. Since 1938 the castle has been the official residence of the president of the Republic, therefore only a few areas are open to public.


Castello - Riga

What to visit in Riga

» The castle

» The Cathedral

» The Three Brothers

» The Central Market

» The palace of the Large Guild and the Small Guild

» The House of the Blackheads

» Art Nouveau District

» St. Peter Cathedral

» Museums

» Surroundings