30.04 - 30.10.2014

The former KGB building on Brīvības Street in midtown Riga has been vacant and dormant for many years now.

So-called "Corner House" on Brīvības Street
  • So-called "Corner House" on Brīvības Street

This spring, with Riga being the 2014 European Capital of Culture, the idea to revitalize this space will come to fruition with story-telling, discussion, exhibits and various artistic endeavours – all meant to counter the ominous atmosphere.

"Corner House"
Brīvības iela 61, Rīga
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56"57'29 24"7'26
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Last updated: 11.06.2014

April 18 at 19.00 in St.John’s, the culmination of the concert series "Bach.Passion.Riga" will be the dramatic vocal-instrumental work “St.John’s Passion”.

The performers – Latvian Radio Choir, “Concerto Copenhagen” Orchestra, Danish conductor Lars Ulrik Mortenssen, and top notch guest soloists.

The series of Bach's works are presented on three consecutive Fridays before Easter in three largest churches in Riga.

St.John’s Church

April 11 at 19.00, the Latvian Radio Choir, Riga Dome Boys Choir and one of the finest interpreters of Baroque music in Europe – the Swiss orchestra "Les Passions de l'Ame", with an outstanding line-up of solo singers, perform the monumental "St. Matthew's Passion".

A "Riga - European Capital of Culture" event; a concert series of sacred music three Fridays ahead of Easter.

St.Peter's Church

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.

"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.

Riga Dome Cathedral
11.04 - 22.06.2014
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.


Art Museum Riga Bourse
15.04 - 15.10.2014
Tuesday - Wednesday11:00 - 17:00
Thursday11:00 - 19:00
Friday - Saturday11:00 - 17:00

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.

Pauls Stradins Museum for history of medicine
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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
  • 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. 
  • 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.