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The historical centre of Riga
The historical centre of Riga has begun its establishment only in the end of 19th century after the city defense
walls were demolished. Until this period there were only two parts of the city - Old Riga as an inside part of the town,
and the other territory behind the defense walls, with some restrictions in the house building processes. Situation
changed in 1860th when the construction of the embankment of the channel has begun. This embankment is some kind of
the boarder between Old Riga and the historical centre of the town. On the territory of the centre the monument
of Freedom is situated, which is the symbol of Freedom of Latvia. The House of Latvian society is one of the oldest
and most important Latvian organizations, which played very significant role in the forming of Latvian government.
Riga Circus, which has simple railroad parts. Berg's market - is an evidence of the fact, that the son of servant
could become the famous manufacturer.
And certainly you can't forget that Riga is a pearl of art nouveau which was the reason, why it was included in
UNESCO list of the world cultural legacy. The historical centre of Riga was the kind of place for the competition
between the local architects, especially at the start of 20th century.
All this and a lot of other things have been already experienced by the hundreds of tourists, which arrive in Riga
to witness the uniqueness of the historical centre. Therefore www.citariga.lv will try to help you to see at least
the little part of it all.