The Square with a fountain opposite Majori Station

This is the very beginning of Joma Street. In 1877 this was the location of the first pharmacy, which later burnt down in a fire. In 1953, L. Kristovskis’ sculpture “Bearslayer” was placed in the square.

  • Der Square-Brunnen
  • Lāčplēsis

The monument is based on folk traditions, depicting Bearslayer’s fight with the dragon. Bearslayer is the symbol of Latvian culture, embodying the fight against the Dark Forces, liberating Latvia from all evil. The sculpture and the square were restored in 2003, and in 2006 the fountain “Horizon” was opened.

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Last updated: 02.09.2014