Riga

Rainis and Aspazija’s House

  Baznīcas 30      (+371) 67 27 26 43     25 Sep 2017
Two of Latvia’s most celebrated and significant poets, authors and playwrights once lived in this building (1926 - 1933), which the couple hoped would eventually become a museum after their passing. It took nearly a century, but Rainis and Aspazija finally have their own museum in Riga, which also includes the couple’s personal library of over 6,000 books in 14 languages and another 2,900 periodicals. Upstairs you’ll find their apartment that looks much as it did back in the 1920s and you can also listen to music and the scraping of fountain pens on paper in the background as if the mighty duo were still hard at work. Another building in the courtyard has been renovated as an events hall and the basement is available for workshops. Academics and layfolk alike can study any book in the library, under supervision of course, and a 17-minute-long film in a number of languages is also available.

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Open

Open 10:00-17:00. Closed Mon, Sun.

Price/Additional Info

Admission: adults €2, children €1; audio guide €3.

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