Fragments of Unique Painting Discovered

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Unique pieces of decorative painting made by hand of Julijs Madernieks (Jūlijs Madernieks) dating from the beginning of the last century, which were accidentally discovered during restoration work in the premises of the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Latvia, are now restored. Polychrome wall painting, made in the style of national romanticism, which …

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Historical “von Panders’ House” is Restored

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Built in 1889 in eclectic style, the building in 6 Antonijas Street, was originally used as a tenement house. Sometime it was known to residents of Riga as “von Panders’ House”, which was designed by the first Latvian architect with academic education Janis Fridrihs Baumanis. Creation of design of many important buildings in Riga (the Riga …

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Tea House of the Eleja Manor Has Been Restored

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Eleja Manor Park in Jelgava district is a place for conducting events such as children’s holidays and District days. Construction works in the park had not been carried out for 100 years, since the devastating fire in the main building of the ensemble. So by 2015, only ruins remained from the Tea House and the …

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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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Alexander Nevsky Church in Riga Has Been Restored

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Church of St. Alexander Nevsky (Church of the Holy Blessed Grand Prince Alexander Nevsky) in Riga, on 56 Brivibas Street is a unique monument of architecture of the first quarter of the XIX century. Built in the classical style, it is one of the most well-known, respected and loved Orthodox churches of Riga. The first …

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Palace “Ziemelblazma” Returned its Former Glory

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Palace of Culture “Ziemelblazma” in Riga, on Ziemelblazmas Street 36, today is the cultural center of municipal and republican value, a sought after tourist site, a place for conduction of various events. The history of this building began in 1903, when Latvian industrialist and philanthropist Augusts Dombrovskis presented a parcel of land to the society …

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Painting of the Kuldiga Town Hall Has Been Restored

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Kuldiga district municipality is the only in Latvia today working in the historic town hall building, which is located on 2 Pilsetas Square. The so-called New Town Hall of Kuldiga, the third one in this city, was built in the second half of the XIX century on the project of architect Oto Ditse. It blended …

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Staircase Restoration in Old Riga, 19 Marstalu Street

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Building in Old Riga, 19 Marstalu Street, is an architectural monument of national importance. After the restoration of staircase, which was made during the period from February to August 2013, this building houses offices of various state institutions. For example, there is the Latvian Judical Training Center, Latvian State Land Surveyor (SIA “Latvijasmernieks.lv”), Insolvency Administration, …

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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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The Most Splendid Staircase in Baltics is Finished

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The most splendid staircase, which has no analogue architectural objects in the Baltics, in 4 Alberta Street is now finished. This is the opinion of the enterprise AS „Būvuzņēmums Restaurators” masters who carried out the facade and staircase restoration works. Alberta Street appeared in 1900, and it is believed that exactly in this street there …

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