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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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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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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