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Museum of the Occupation, Riga

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Riga: Stories of Soviet Riga Guided Walking Tour

1. Riga: Stories of Soviet Riga Guided Walking Tour

If you are to really understand Riga, you have to experience its past filled both with happiness and sorrow. During this tour we will turn back the wheel of time. Only a few decades ago Riga looked, spoke and thought absolutely differently – in line with Soviet ideas. Even today, the city preserves the symbols of that time – the Monument of the Latvian Riflemen and the Occupation Museum, the Academy of Sciences and the restored Cathedral of the Nativity of Christ, which used to be the home of a planetarium.The guides of this tour will share their memories and private stories about living under the Communist regime.

Riga: Self-Guided Audio Tour

2. Riga: Self-Guided Audio Tour

See the sights of Riga at your own pace and according to your schedule on a self-guided walking tour. Download an audio guide onto your MP3 player and get a fully detailed map to help you explore. Explore Riga, the city that only recently gained independence from Russia in 1991. This blossoming city of culture is quickly becoming a popular spot for tourists and other Europeans and the world is taking notice, with Riga being named the "European Capital of Culture" in 2014. Its architectural buildings are definitely worth viewing when visiting the area, with the great Riga Castle and St. Peter’s Church being at the top of the list. You can walk down the flat streets and check out the interesting restaurants and cafes with unique drinks only served in Riga. On this audio tour you will also see the Town Hall Square, the House of Brotherhood and the Blackheads, the Museum of the Occupation, the National Opera House, the Freedom Monument, and the Swedish Gate. There is also an optional addition to see the Central Market.

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What people are saying about Museum of the Occupation, Riga

Well made and very informative. It allows you to stop as long as you want at each attractions.