The pride of hotel Villa Joma is entirely renovated wooden house, which served as a small hotel already in the late 19th century. Hotel with the restaurant is located in the very heart of Jurmala - on the main promenade, only few minutes’ walk from the beach and Dzintari concert hall. Hotel’s façade and its interior represents wooden architecture that is characteristic only of this town. Every guest can enjoy unforgettable atmosphere enclosed by historical buildings and the unique nature of Jurmala.
- Address:Jomas iela 35, Jūrmala, Majori, 2015
- Phone:+371 67147900
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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 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 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 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 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.
On the deck of "Noass” and "Betanovuss” is where a wide range of art exhibits, modern dance performances and poetry and prose readings take place. For over 10 years, the floating gallery has been associated with the international contemporary and video art festival "Ūdensgabali”, offering the latest video experiments from around the world.
During major festivals and events in Riga, that are well-attended, "Noass” and "Betanovuss” always line up an interesting programme of their own. Two examples here are the international "Night of Museums” and the Riga City Festival.
On the "Betanovuss” premises, the unique permanent collection of the Museum of Naive Art can be found, with works from as far back as the 18th century. Several hundred entities, with special attention given to Latvian artists of today.
Vidzeme Market is not only a favourite shopping venue, but also a venue for key cultural events in Riga, like the annual „Art Days” (exhibits and performances) and the „White Night” forum – a major Europe-wide happening since 2005.
Vidzeme Market’s first location was where the New St.Gertrude Church now stands (Brivibas Street). Due to popular demand, the owners decided in 1897 to move to a much larger space the corner of Brivibas and Matisa streets. The city’s chief architect, Reinholds Šmēlings (1840-1917), designed the striking pavilions.