The cream of culture

Not for nothing is Riga called "The Land That Sings". Aside from the fact that the renowned Latvian National Opera Company regularly exercise their vocal chords in the capital, there's also the small matter of the Latvian Song Festival held in Mezaparks every five years - the nation's biggest event bar none! With regular classical concerts taking place in the Old Town's finest churches, not to mention ad hoc renditions by Latvia's worthy sports fans and drunkards, you're sure to discover the power of song in Riga. A fine tradition of theatre and a few excellent museums ensure that Riga doesn't disappoint on the culture front. See our directory of venues or click here a fuller flavour of culture in the capital.

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St. Peter's Church

St. Peter's Church

Church Old Town

Age old feature of the Riga skyline

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Culture and Arts Project NOASS

Culture and Arts Project NOASS

Arts centre City Centre

An active Association of Arts and Culture

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House of Blackheads

House of Blackheads

Venue Old Town

Resurrected architectural wonder

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Latvian National Museum of Art

Latvian National Museum of Art

Museum City Centre

VIP experience for art lovers

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Riga Dome Cathedral

Riga Dome Cathedral

Church Old Town

Organ envy

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Museum of Occupations

Museum of Occupations

Museum Old Town

Grim but essential museum

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Art Nouveau Centre

Art Nouveau Centre

Museum Old Town

In with the new

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Art Museum Riga Bourse

Art Museum Riga Bourse

Museum Old Town

Masters at work

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Powder Tower

Powder Tower

Museum Old Town

A tower that used to hold powder, how exciting!

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Open Air Museum

Open Air Museum

Museum Further Afield

Easier than a time machine - and no flux capacitor needed!

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Latvian Photography Museum

Latvian Photography Museum

Museum Old Town

Picture Perfect

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Riga Castle

Riga Castle

Museum Old Town

Feel like royalty in Riga

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Old City Walls

Old City Walls

Fortification Old Town

The last of Riga's fortifications

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Nativity of Christ Cathedral

Nativity of Christ Cathedral

Church Central District

Largest Orthodox cathedral in Baltic states

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Latvian Railway Museum

Latvian Railway Museum

Museum Marupite

All aboard

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Porcelain Museum

Porcelain Museum

Museum Old Town

The art of ceramics

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Aviation Museum

Aviation Museum

Museum Marupe

Flight into the past

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Russian Drama Theatre

Russian Drama Theatre

Theatre Old Town

A stage for all the world

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Film Museum

Film Museum

Museum Old Town

Eisenstein was here

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Riga Ghetto

Riga Ghetto

Museum Old Town

Holocaust memorial

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Water Supply Museum

Water Supply Museum

Museum Adazi

Tap into history

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Museum of Anatomy

Museum of Anatomy

Museum Old Town

Evidence of bodies

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Mentzendorff House

Mentzendorff House

Museum Old Town

How the wealthy lived

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Riga Opera House

Riga Opera House

Opera Old Town

One of the best in the world

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Freedom Monument

Freedom Monument

Monument Central District

Monument to freedom towering above Riga

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Academy of Science

Academy of Science

Academy City Centre South

Riga's ugly sister

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Dailes Teatris

Dailes Teatris

Theatre Old Town

Theatre with a rich history

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Museum of Decorative Arts and Design

Museum of Decorative Arts and Design

Museum Central District

Art and design in the oldest stone building in Riga

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New Riga Theatre

New Riga Theatre

Theatre City Centre

Speechless performances

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Three Brothers

Three Brothers

Architectural Interest Old Town

Medieval architecture in Riga

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New Theatre Institute of Latvia

New Theatre Institute of Latvia

Theatre Central District

Institute of Latvian drama

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Culture Palace VEF

Culture Palace VEF

Venue Central District

A palace of culture in Soviet style

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Riga Gallery

Riga Gallery

Gallery Old Town

Riga's centre for contemporary art

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Sapnu Fabrika

Sapnu Fabrika

Venue Central District

Multi-functional events venue

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Riga Latvian Society House

Riga Latvian Society House

Venue Central District

Beautiful and historic multi-purpose venue

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Motor Museum

Motor Museum

Museum

The magic of motors

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Pharmacy Museum

Pharmacy Museum

Museum Old Town

Just what the doctor ordered

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Museum of Geology

Museum of Geology

Museum Old Town

This place rocks

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Laima Clock

Laima Clock

Monument Old Town

A timely masterpiece

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Rundale Palace

Rundale Palace

Museum Rundale

Take a peek at the Duke's bedroom

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Latvia Sports Museum

Latvia Sports Museum

Museum Old Town

Latvia has sporting heroes? Oh yes...

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Valmiermuiza Brewery

Valmiermuiza Brewery

Brewery Valmiera

Where the beer comes from

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Galerija 21

Galerija 21

Gallery Old Town

Ugliness not allowed

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Galerija Templis

Galerija Templis

Art Gallery City Centre North

New gallery with bold ambitions

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