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Ahead of the Easter holiday, Riga’s largest venues host sacred music’s significant passions, with the first concert set for April 4 in Dome Cathedral.

Kristina Stalnionyte
  • Riga Dome Cathedral
  • Photo: Kristina Stalnionyte

"Sinfonietta Rīga", Latvian Radio Choir, conductor Sigvards Kļava and the finest Baroque soloists perform the little-known "St Mark Passion” of J. S. Bach, and Ēriks Ešenvalds’ "St Luke Passion” – composed especially for this concert.

Venue: 
Riga Dome Cathedral
Address: 
Herder square 6, Rīga
Target Group: 
  • All
56"56'57 24"6'17
56.949093, 24.104799
  • Admission fee: 
    Paid
  • Payment methods: 
    • Bank transfer
    • Cash
Last updated: 11.06.2014
Date: 
11.04 - 22.06.2014
Time: 
MondayClosed
Tuesday - Thursday10:00 - 18:00
Friday10:00 - 20:00

Exhibition of Vija Celmins' works at the Riga Bourse Art Museum represent American art from the 1960s to present day.

The ocean, the desert, stars and spider webs have been the subject of the artist's works for decades. On display are paintings, drawings and graphic art. The collection from this world-famous Latvia-born artist, which includes almost fifty items, is on view in Riga as part of the city's European Capital of Culture programme.

 

Venue: 
Art Museum Riga Bourse
Date: 
15.04 - 15.10.2014
Time: 
MondayClosed
Tuesday - Wednesday11:00 - 17:00
Thursday11:00 - 19:00
Friday - Saturday11:00 - 17:00
SundayClosed

Exhibition "Amber Road: The Myths and the Science" and associated events tell about the interaction between amber and humans, going back to the times Mediterranean nations considered the Baltics a mystical land of amber.

The exhibition presents observations about amber by Avicenna, Tacitus and Pliny, and tells about the use of amber by the ancient Baltic peoples. Likewise, the exhibition showcases present-day applications of amber, Latvian scientists' contribution to amber research and development of new products.

The "Amber Vein" project in Riga, the European Capital of Culture, involves five museums and one gallery that each, from their own standpoint, look at the origins, history, identity and application of amber.

Venue: 
Pauls Stradins Museum for history of medicine
  • Category: 
    Restaurants

Our restaurant specializes in healthy food for diverse tastes. We offer a wide range of meals for raw food lovers, as well as many different cooked (also meat) dishes.

The concept of our restaurant is in accordance with slow food philosophy – local, natural, seasonal and traditional food, in place of processed, non-descript and mass produced food, using top quality ingredients. In the preparation process, we use state-of-the-art technology, which has been created for especially for the health conscious. This technology allows us to maximize the nutritional value and taste of our ingredients, without the help of any chemical additives. The brainchild of our menu is chef Pāvels Skopa.

  • Languages spoken: 
    • English
    • Latvian
    • Russian
Services: 
  • Access for disabled people
  • WC
  • WiFi Internet
  • Banquet service
  • Catering
  • Premises for celebrations
  • Live music
  • Working hours: 
    Monday - Wednesday12:00 - 22:00
    Thursday - Saturday12:00 - 23:00
    Sunday12:00 - 22:00

„Veldzes Nams” guest house is located within 5-10 minute walk from city’s recreation and entertainment area. Every room is equipped with air-conditioner, TV, WC, shower, dishes, electric kettle, hairdryer. 

In the guest house for guests free of charge are available: 

  • Wi-Fi; 
  • kitchen with all the accessories necessary for meal preparation, washing machine; 
  • landscaped rest area, terrace with tables and barbecue; 
  • children"s playground; 
  • tourism information about Ventspils; 
  • parking lot. 

We offer modern halls for your activities: 

  • celebrations 
  • workshops 
  • presentations 
  • weddings 
  • conferences 
  • and other measures. 
Services: 
  • Access for disabled people
  • Bicycle rental
  • Internet
  • Pets allowed
  • Picnic area
  • Place to celebrate
  • Playgrounds
  • Sauna
  • Workshops and conferences

Restaurant AQUA LUNA is on the bank of the river Daugava in the Andrejsala area of central Riga, and is the ideal place to enjoy nature, calmness, great food and good music - just a few steps away from the vibrant city centre.

The chef of AQUA LUNA offers original dishes for European tastes with a daring mix of culinary traditions. International influences can be found in the AQUA LUNA kitchen – French and Italian classics, Baltic traditional cuisine, Canadian lobster and Chilean perch, Indian mango, and originally served seafood. Fresh products, light and balanced food are the main rules for this cosy restaurant. The menu focuses on modern European cuisine with Asian accents. On Thursdays AQUA LUNA has live music evenings, and on Fridays and Saturdays nights great dance parties. 

Mālpils Manor is among the most elegant monuments of Classicism found in Vidzeme. On the eve of its 250th anniversary it has reborn once again.

Surrounded by a beautiful landscape, Malpils Manor is located in a small, pleasant town, Mālpils, about 45 km east of Riga. Today Mālpils Manor is not only an outstanding monument of Classicism and a historical museum but also a four-storey luxury design hotel with 24 rooms, a restaurant and premises for celebrating memorable events.

The baroque park, the surrounding natural landscape and other buildings included in the manor complex offer various recreational opportunities. There are tours on ancient-style bicycles to the local dairy plant to taste the renowned Malpils cheese. You can also enjoy romantic boat trips on the pond, country excursions in horse carts, and other interesting activities.

Nowadays the romantic Baroque park of Mālpils Manor has regained its charm – the unusual stillness and tranquility, the purling sound of the pond fountain and the overall atmosphere of antiquity. The manor surroundings accommodate a garden of flowers and aromatic herbs, two fountains, and ponds with blossoming waterlilies. The footpath benches were made from the trees growing in the same park. Baron von Taube’s obelisk has been renovated as well. Various leisure activities are offered: romantic outings in a wooden boat, drinking coffee in a little wooden teashed, walking on the lovers’ bridge.

 

The manor-house was constructed in the 18th century after the order of Baron von Medem. Also the manor’s dry-house, barn and forge have remained today.

Currently the manor is a home for Vilce Elementary School.  The oak planted in 1937 by the president of state K.Ulmanis is growing by the building. For the first time the name of the school in Vilce Parish was mentioned in 1819 when the feudal lord established a school at Vilce Manor to teach reading, writing, calculating and the religion.

Until 1823 the school was attended by 140 children. The education was free. Children learned from the Book of Wisdom by Old Stenders (Vecā Stendera gudrības grāmata), and the teacher received a salary. The parishes of Vilce, Mūrmuiža and Blankenfelde were established in the period of 1820-1822. In 1823 Vilce School was closed, as the parish was unwilling to care for its maintenance alone.

Services: 
  • Creative workshops
  • Cuisine
  • Guide service available
  • Themed events
Amenities and Features: 
  • Free parking
  • Information point
  • WC
Working Hours: 

Monday – with applying in advance

Tuesday – Sunday 9:00 - 18:00

In Jēkabpils Town Centre the guests are welcome at the art salon Sakta of LLC Dūjēni. The owners of the salon are Sēlpils citizens Maija Bite and Jānis Bite, who consider this business as a challenge for their family, which has always had a lot of challenges.

The idea of a salon-store emerged in 2008, mainly because artists had no place where to purchase all materials necessary for painting at once and to sell their works for reasonable prices.

The art salon has the ambience of history. The former marketplace, House of Defenders, Uniate Church, houses of Šņornieki, Knaģi, Vildes and Brandenbrūderi can be seen through its windows.The building at Pasta Street 21 was constructed in 1903 and it was the family house of Grobiņš, an officer of the Latvian Army; the first floor accommodated a pharmacy, but the second floor comprised apartments. It was once a home for the prosecutor of Jēkabmiests, Department of Education during the period of USSR, a doctorate during the period of Awakening, and the editorial office for the oldest newspaper “Jēkabpils Vēstnesis”.

The title was chosen after long consideration, but shortly afterwards and during redecoration the owners found a brooch in the room; the brooch can be now seen at a wall together with two other brooches from family heritage.

At the salon–store Sakta artists may acquire the necessary materials and sell their works, but the art admirers have the opportunity of visiting exhibitions and purchasing paintings and art pieces as gifts and souvenirs. Here the visitors may see and purchase also products made by craftsmen from Jēkabpils and Krustpils, Aizkraukle, Bauska, Jelgava, Riga, Staicele and elsewhere.

In the side room creative workshops take place every Saturday for everyone to have the opportunity of expressing themselves in art. The salon–store room displays exhibitions and offer purchasing pieces from them.

Jersika is situated near Daugavpils. Two kilometres down the Daugava River there is a small hill which was once the location of the ancient Gercige Castle, i.e., the capital of the ancient Gercige Grand Duchy. The Grand Duchy was situated in the span from Kukeinose (present Koknese) to Dinaburg (present Daugavpils).

To commemorate the ancient historic events the second bishop of the Latvian Orthodox Church had the title Bishop of Jersika. During the period of Russian Empire Jersika was beautifully and proudly referred to as Cargrade (Tsargrad). Cargrade did not have its own Orthodox church.

When entering Jersika from the side of Līvāni you may notice such interesting building as mobile iron Orthodox Church of tsar’s army constructed in 1866. It present location was designated in 1904. The church reminds of a traveller stopped for a brief rest to continue the route later.
The church was constructed in 1866 using sectional structures manufactured in Odessa. The church was transported to its present location and installed in 1904. Previously it was installed in 1886 in Daugavpils.

The church is a home for one monument of art. Today the Revelation of Christ Orthodox Church is located in Jersika.

The church is special due to its possible uniqueness, because the exterior decoration, i.e., walls, window frames, roof rafters, rood, the base of the dome and the dome, has been made of iron or cast iron. The church is referred to in public as the Iron Church (Dzelzs baznīca). Previously the church was situated in Daugavpils at the spot where the Ss. Boris-Gleb Cathedral is standing now.