Miera Street Republic

Miers means "peace" in Latvian, and if you want to get away from the hustle and bustle of downtown Riga, a peaceful haven awaits you in the Bohemian-style quarter on Miera Street, with its string of charming cafes and shops.

Miera Street
  • Miera Street
  • Photo: Mārtiņš Otto, Rīga 2014

Every year, one day in the month of May, Miera Street is closed to traffic for its special festival featuring live music, performances, games&attractions, an arts&crafts fair, various workshops. On nearby Aristida Briāna Street, at the cafe/night club Piens (Latvian: milk), summertime brings its festival (usually on a Sunday) for outdoor concerts, refreshing milkshakes and new friends.

A new and already-popular addition to the quarter – right next to Piens, is the 9kl Arts Centre, just a few doors from the micro-brewery Labietis, with its very own brands made from unusual ingredients.

Meanwhile, at Miera 22, it’s the Chocolate Museum at the Laima Confectionary with its unique interactive exhibit. A bit farther ahead is another venue for artistic endeavors – the territory of the former tobacco factory (Tabakas fabrika).

Still forward, within walking distance, is Lielie kapi - the former mayoral cemetery (late 18th century), now resting place for many celebrities.

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  • Languages spoken: 
    • English
    • German
    • Latvian
    • Russian
  • Creative workshops
  • Cuisine
  • Exhibitions
  • Slow food
  • Souvenirs
  • Themed events
Amenities and Features: 
  • Smoker-friendly
  • WC
  • WiFi Internet
Last updated: 11.09.2014