The Mindful City

You are what you see

We don't believe those who claim to have seen all there is to see in Riga. We are ready to surprise you with more.

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Art Nouveau In Riga

About one third of the historical buildings in Riga are in the art nouveau style. Most of them originated in the decade from 1904 to the beginning of the First World War. In this relatively brief period, three visually distinct kinds of art nouveau took hold in Riga. The oldest is the eclectic or decorative, followed by the geometric or perpendicular and, finally, the national romantic art nouveau. Most of the art nouveau buildings are concentrated in the so-called 'quiet centre' of Riga, on Elizabetes and Alberta streets.

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Latvian National Symphony Orchestra

A cornerstone of Latvian culture, the Latvian National Symphony Orchestra is based in the heart of Riga Old Town - at the historic Great Guild, just less than a five-minute walk from the hotel. The orchestra regularly offers high quality symphonic programmes to locals and visitors alike, including both academic masterpieces and contemporary opuses. Every season, several chamber music concerts are given along with performances for children and youngsters, while in summer the orchestra travels to regional concert halls to delight audiences at the LNSO Summer Festival.

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The Latvian National Opera

The Latvian National Opera and Ballet (LNOB) is located only an eight-minute walk from the hotel. During the season, over 200 performances take place – both new productions and those that have already won public acclaim – with the participation of the most outstanding local and foreign opera and ballet stars. The Riga Opera Festival, which is held in summer, has been marked in many an opera fan's calendar.

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New Riga Theatre

Under the internationally acclaimed director Alvis Hermanis, Jaunais Rīgas teātris (JRT) has expanded audience's ideas about theatre and its vocabulary both in Latvia and abroad. The artistic originality of the performances is always imbued with powerful humanism and the public shows its appreciation by buying up tickets many months in advance. The theatre is about a twenty minute walk from the hotel.

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Āgenskalns Market

Open since 1898, Āgenskalns Market is the largest and oldest market in the neighborhood and has the status of a national cultural monument. From 2018 to 2022 the historical pavilion of the market had a renovation and it reopened in May 2022. Now everyone is invited to view the impressive changes after the renovation. On the first floor of the renewed pavilion it is possible to buy local products from farmers, home producers and traders. On the second floor are located bars and cafes, such as "VEST" bar, "Marmelāde" and "Vīnkalni" pizza, "Ausmena" kebab and others. Āgenskalns Market is an inclusive, versatile and environmentally friendly public space where cultural, educational and various other events such as art festivals, concerts and theatrical performances take place in collaboration with neighborhood citizens and organizations.

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The Zuzeum Art Centre

The Zuzeum Art Centre is home to the Zuzāns Art Collection, the largest private collection of Latvian art in the world. The Zuzeum building, constructed in 1910 as a cork factory and designed by the architect and engineer Edmund von Trompowsky, is a contemporary of many of the artworks represented in the collection and several generations of Latvian artists. It witnessed the time when the first modernists were active in Riga and the first art schools were opened in the city. Following the renovation of the building in the first half of 2020, Zuzeum now invites everybody over for an art experience in its two exhibition galleries with the total area of 1100 square metres, a sculpture garden, café and on its rooftop terrace. The exhibition programme of the art centre is complemented by tours, talks, concerts, film screenings and DJ nights.

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ĶĪpsala Wooden Arhitecture

If you head out of the city centre, you will find whole quarters of wooden architecture that have survived even from the late 19th century. The buildings on Ķīpsala Island are a fine example of this. But try other places too - Āgenskalns, Maskačka. Or walk around just outside the UNESCO heritage city centre - you may find some truly unexpected treasures!


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