Museum of Decorative Arts & Design
Rīga Porcelain Museum
This quirky museum houses the collection of porcelain assembled in Soviet times by the now-defunct Rīga Porcelain & Faience Factory,...
St Peter's Church
Forming the centrepiece of Rīga’s skyline, this Gothic church is thought to be around 800 years old, making it one of the oldest...
St John’s Church
A 13th- to 19th-century amalgam of Gothic and baroque styles, it was first mentioned when the citizens installed catapults on its roof...
Specialising in electronic underground, this tiny bar hiding in tiny lane lets young DJs master their talent under the condition that...
Tables spill out onto the square at this upmarket but relaxed restaurant facing the rear of St Peter's Church. The bistro-style menu...
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Museum of Decorative Arts & Design information
The former St George’s Church houses a museum devoted to applied art from the art nouveau period to the present, including an impressive collection of furniture, woodcuts, tapestries and ceramics. The building’s foundations date back to 1207 when the Livonian Brothers of the Sword erected their castle here. Since the rest of the original knights' castle was levelled by rioting citizens at the end of the same century, it is the only building that remains intact since the birth of Rīga.