In the beginning of 20 century there was a summer residence which burnt down. Later on a small shop was constructed there, that in 1930 was re-arranged as a warehouse of beer factory “Iļģuciems”. In 1950 it was a grocery shop, later a pub "Sencis". In 1996 the building was reconstructed for the restaurant. 

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In 1870 Mr Horn built the first hotel in Majori, and a concert garden where the famous symphonic orchestras performed. In 1896 the first movie in Jūrmala was shown here. Despite the fact that in 1913 the Horn’s Garden together with all the ambient buildings burnt down in fire, now  Jūrmala cultural centre is located there and the music again  is played in the garden. The Horn’s garden was renovated in 2005.

Built in 1907 – 1909. Architect W.Bokslaf. Original art nouveau building with traits of national romanticism. In 1962 – 1990 Dubulti Lutheran church was nationalized and Jūrmala History and art museum was operating in the building. Since 1990 the church has been returned to the Lutheran congregation. In 2014 church will celebrate its 125th birthday.

The name of the district „Melluži” is known already from the 17th century – in 1963 a tavern „Melluži” was opened here. The land was owned by the Duke fon Firks and when in 1827 Carl fon Firks built a kurhouse here, the place was called Carlsbad II.

During World War I the kurhouse burnt and later on this place a park „Melluži” was made. In 1930 in the park a wooden concert stage was built, where not only concerts but also plays took place. Now Melluži stage is one of the two remained acoustic wooden „shells” in the Baltics of the beginning of 20th century.

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Restaurant Lielupe is our “All-Day-Dining” choice. Marrying a modern and vibrant ambience, it offers guests and locals alike a breakfast buffet, an à la carte lunch and a dinner menu. Not only does the international menu contain Latvian and Russian specialties, our variety offers something for everyone, including tasty Italian style pizzas for the whole family.

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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.

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.

The University of Latvia is a higher education and scientific research institution. It is the largest university in the Baltic countries in terms of student numbers.

The University of Latvia offers students to earn bachelor and master’s degrees in humanities, pedagogical sciences, social sciences, natural sciences and health care. The university also offers professional studies for bachelor and master’s degrees, as well as professional qualifications. Those who wish to pursue a doctorate have several doctoral study programmes in natural sciences to choose from.

Foreign students can enroll in several bachelor programmes at the University of Latvia, as well as study for a doctorate or attend further education courses to learn various foreign languages. 

The new Latvian National Library building, also known as the “Palace of Light”, was designed by the famous Latvian-American architect Gunārs Birkerts. The library opens the year Riga is designated the European Capital of Culture.

 The Latvian National Library is located on the left bank of the Daugava. It is home to over one thousand reading desks and rooms for group lectures, exhibitions, public debates, presentations and other such happenings.

The new library is arriving in tandem with the uniform library information system or “Network of Light”, which makes it possible to access Latvian National Library materials from any other library in Latvia. 

The Art Academy of Latvia was founded in 1919. The academy occupies one of the most impressive architectural monuments of the early 20th century in Riga - a Neo-gothic building in Riga centre that originally housed Riga Stock Exchange Union’s School of Commerce.

The Art Academy of Latvia encompasses several departments to study visual arts, visual plastic arts, design, audio-visual art, theory of art. The academy collaborates with a number of art academies in other countries, offering students to participate in exchange programmes and in international developments.

The contemporary culture centre “Sapņu fabrika” (“Dream Factory’) opened in Riga at the turn of the millennium. The former glass factory building, constructed in 1911, has been fitted with modern technical equipment and has an audience capacity of up to 1,000.

The venue regularly hosts cultural, entertainment and recreational events that have been attracting almost the entire spectrum of youth, the venue’s post-industrial interior design and location in the city centre are the two other factors why it is so popular.