World’s Coolest New Tourist Attractions 2015 - Nr.15 National Library of Latvia
As you drive along Riga’s Krasta Iela, the road seems to bisect history: on your right is the lovely walled old city, meticulously preserved; on the left, across the Daugava River, you'll spy a fantastical futuristic building.
Upon further investigation, you'll discover that the angular glass structure in question is the new digs of the National Library of Latvia, designed by Latvian-American architect Gunnar Birkerts and unveiled in August 2014. Known as the Castle of Light, the library promises to be a distinctive venue for cultural events; for an up-close look, book an hour-long guided tour.
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