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Latvia’s very own version of Alcatraz, but without the water, the sharks and the view of the Golden Gate bridge. The ominous brick building has...
North of the breakwater, west of Atmodas bulvāris
A long system of concrete fortifications were once part of the Naval Port’s defences, but they were destroyed after a friendship and...
St. Nicholas Orthodox Sea Cathedral
This monumental symbol of both the Orthodox Church and the tsarist monarchy must have been at odds with communist doctrine and no doubt a thorn in...
Located on the shores of Lake Beberliņi north of the cathedral, it’s a popular place to have a picnic, take a swim, rent a boat or just a...
Just beyond the prison is the sprawling hippodrome, a testament to the importance of the cavalry in early 20th-century warfare and to the fascination...
When the weather’s good, the 1800m-long breakwater makes for a pleasant stroll on the sea, without getting wet. Storm watchers also come here for...
Oskars Kalpaks Bridge
O. Kalpaka iela
This iconic metal bridge, whose design was supposedly based on a sketch by Gustave Eiffel, was opened in 1906. The bridge has been damaged a number...
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