ONE DAY TOUR / LATVIA /JEWISH HISTORY IN RIGA

ONE DAY TOUR / LATVIA /JEWISH HISTORY IN RIGA
OLD RIGA EXCURSION / ART NOVEAU / JEWISH HERITAGE IN RIGA / ŽANIS LIPKE MEMORIAL
Around 6 hours
1 day, 30km

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THE PRICE INCLUDES

• Services of a guide

• Travel by transport along a route

• Hotel Pick-up and Drop-off

• Organization of the itinerary

• Excursion accompaniment

ADDITIONAL COSTS

• Meals

• Medical insurance

• Admission tickets

• Personal expenses

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

•Travel Agency reserves the right to change the order of the excursions, keeping their number

Description

• Beginning at hotel ( Riga, Jurmala) 10:00 am (or convenient time for you)

• Old Riga walking tour - This tour will give you a chance to get acquainted with Old Riga and it's most famous  architectural monuments: the Freedom Monument - the symbol of Latvia's independence, 13th century St.Peter's Church, the House of the Blackheads, the Dome Square & the Dome Cathedral (with the famous 19th century organ - one of the biggest organs in Europe) and etc;

• The Dome -  is the Latvian Archbishop’s cathedral and a church of the Dome parish.  Historically, the Riga Dome was the Livonian Order’s central cathedral until the disintegration of the Order in 1561. In the medieval period, the Riga Dome Cathedral was the largest and one of the oldest sacral buildings in Latvia and the entire Baltic Region;
• St. Peter’s Church - is one of the oldest and most valuable monuments of medieval architecture in the Baltic States. It is located in the historical centre of Riga and on 4 December 1997 was included among the UNESCO World Heritage sites;
• Three Brothers - is the oldest block of dwelling houses in Riga. The houses are situated on Maza Pils Street. The name “Three Brothers” has been given on the basis of similarity to the Three Sisters in Tallinn – a group of warehouses in the Old Town;
• House of the Blackheads - originally called the New House, was built in 1334. It has been reconstructed on numerous occasions – from 1522, when the entrance was supplemented with doorstones, up to late 19th century, when the house was decorated with lion figures above its entrance and a rendition of St George appeared in the adjacent building;

• Art Nouveau architectural style arose in the late 19th century in Brussels, as a refutation of all previous styles, in contrast to eclecticism, based on the blending of historical architecture. Buildings built in this style characterized by a practical plan, expressive ornamentation, original interpretation of historic styles, striving upwards. Riga is also known for being the capital of Art Nouveau architecture, so the part of the tour will be dedicated to exploring the certain buildings in Art Nouveau district. A lot of these buildings were designed by Jewish architecture Mikhail Eisenstein.


• Lunch time.

• Žanis Lipke Memorial is dedicated to a brave man who saved more than 50 Jews from Nazis during the Second World War by hiding them in a bunker under a shed. The memorial building shows the living conditions of the saved ones as close as possible; here you will find an exciting exhibition and a very interesting architecture.

 

• Tour of Jewish Riga includes the Jewish quarter, the memorial for the burnt Great Synagogue of Riga, Peitv Schul, Jewish Museum (closed on Saturday). The important memorial sites of Rumbala and Birkenieki forests are places to grieve the great loss of the Riga Jewish community. Stories of armed resistance and Jews in hiding who refused to surrender but fought to their deaths can be told in the ghetto.

• End around 16:00

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ONE DAY TOUR / LATVIA /JEWISH HISTORY IN RIGA
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ONE DAY TOUR / LATVIA /JEWISH HISTORY IN RIGA
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ONE DAY TOUR / LATVIA /JEWISH HISTORY IN RIGA
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ONE DAY TOUR / LATVIA /JEWISH HISTORY IN RIGA
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ONE DAY TOUR / LATVIA /JEWISH HISTORY IN RIGA
ONE DAY TOUR / LATVIA /JEWISH HISTORY IN RIGA
ONE DAY TOUR / LATVIA /JEWISH HISTORY IN RIGA
ONE DAY TOUR / LATVIA /JEWISH HISTORY IN RIGA
ONE DAY TOUR / LATVIA /JEWISH HISTORY IN RIGA
ONE DAY TOUR / LATVIA /JEWISH HISTORY IN RIGA
ONE DAY TOUR / LATVIA /JEWISH HISTORY IN RIGA
ONE DAY TOUR / LATVIA /JEWISH HISTORY IN RIGA
ONE DAY TOUR / LATVIA /JEWISH HISTORY IN RIGA
ONE DAY TOUR / LATVIA /JEWISH HISTORY IN RIGA
ONE DAY TOUR / LATVIA /JEWISH HISTORY IN RIGA
ONE DAY TOUR / LATVIA /JEWISH HISTORY IN RIGA
ONE DAY TOUR / LATVIA /JEWISH HISTORY IN RIGA
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