Jewish Riga

Jewish Riga

In spite the years of war and people perished in the Nazi times, Riga’s Jewish community is still alive. We will see the Jewish history sites. Pay memories to Holocaust victims. And have a tour of the Old town of Riga.

You will meet guide and vehicle at the exit gate of the port. You will drive through the Moscow suburb which used to be the Jewish district of Riga and stop by the ruins and monument of the Old Riga synagogue.

Then the bus will take us to Rumbula forest. To the great memorial complex erected in the place where all Riga Jews, were killed by the Nazis. After paying the memories we will come back to the old town.

 During walking tour of Riga’s old town you will see the Old town Synagogue(visit inside is optional).

We will discover the Dome cathedral founded in the 13th century, knight’s castle, nowadays being the presidential palace, Latvian Parliament building, several medieval churches, one of them is St Peter’s church with outstanding viewing platform on top of the tallest spire in the city. In one of the city corners you’ll discover the powder tower and part of medieval town wall. We will not forget Roland – the patron saint of the city and magnificent house of the guild of the Blackheads.

You will walk crooked streets of old Riga to the Freedom Monument, and see the moat and park belt of old town.

We will see the houses of stupendous Art Nouveau style from the early 20th century, and admire the inventive spirit of Riga architects.

The tour will end in the old town where you have free time for discoveries on own, visiting museums, lunch or shopping.  

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