Four Chapels of Riga Dome Cathedral are Restored

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Riga Dome Cathedral is, without doubt, an architectural symbol of the capital of Latvia. This church is one of the oldest sacred buildings in the Baltic States, an architectural monument of national importance. Cathedral of the Archbishop of Latvian Evangelical Lutheran Church and church of the Dome parish is located in the heart of Old …

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20 Years Passed After Restoration of Opera House

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Latvian National Opera House on 3 Aspazijas Boulevard, without exaggeration, is one of the architectural symbols of the capital of Latvia. Opera traditions are present in Latvia from the XVIII century, when musical performances were staged at court of the Duke of Courland and wandering opera companies came to Riga. The first Latvian opera was …

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Golden Cockerel Returned to Riga Dome Cathedral’s Spire

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Four churches of Riga are decorated with golden cockerels, which are meant to protect residents of the capital from evil and misfortune. Since the end of 2014 a large-scale restoration of one of the churches which is crowned with a cockrel – the Dome Cathedral – is being carried out. This cathedral is one of …

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Customer Cash Desk in the Bank of Latvia is Restored

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The building of the Bank of Latvia in Riga, on 1B Krisjana Valdemara Street, has a rich history, as it was built in 1890 for the needs of the Crediting Company of Vidzeme Nobility. At the beginning of XXI century, a large-scale restoration begun in the building, in which AS “Būvuzņēmums Restaurators” took part. Customer …

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Restoration of the “Splendid Palace” Cinema Grand Hall

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Historical cinema “Splendid Palace” in Riga, 61 Elizabetes Street, was the first detached building intended exclusively for the needs of the cinema. The cinema was opened on December 30, 1923, and there were 824 seats for spectators in it. The building itself, impressive with its Neo-Baroque facade, surprises with the variety of Neo-Baroque forms in …

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Ceiling Painting of the Cinema “Riga” is Restored

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One can safely say that the cinema “Splendid Palace” (previously – cinema “Riga”) on 61 Elizabetes Street is the most beautiful movie theatre in Latvia. This building is an architectural monument of national importance with rich and lush finish, stylized to the forms of rococo. Its interior is decorated with delicate sculptures by R. Maurs …

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