Izbaudi Rīgu

St. Peter's Church

Riga's St.Peter's Church dominates the cityscape as the tallest spire, and as one of the oldest and most valuable monumental architecture edifices in the Baltic States from the Middle Ages. St.Peter's is the tallest of the Riga churches, a significant landmark, and a prime example of the 13th century Gothic style.

The church is located in the historic center of Riga, an area that in 1997 UNESCO included on its World Cultural Heritage list. Concerts, exhibitions, a spectacular view from the bellfry platform of Old Town, the river, port and beyond.

St.Peter's was built in1209, and still standing from the 13th century are the side outer walls and several pillars inside. One might say that the church has become a special culture/arts center that provides insight into the mastery of yesteryear - craft and artistry, a catalyst for examination of the development of art and architecture, prompts taking a look at the buildings of today - and (probably) tomorrow -  in comparison. 

The interior's basilicas (3) serve as a good history lesson, and one can behold with wonder various original elements like the tombs, the restored stone and wood epitaphs, and the huge seven-branch bronze candelabra (c.1596).

 

Saistītie pasākumi

27 Oct

Concerts (classical)

Latvian Radio Choir concert - Day and Night

27 Oct
If you are an early bird, you will experience peace in the evening and silence at night. If you are an experienced owl, you will hear the magic of sunrise sounds and the eagerness of the dawn.

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13 Oct - 12 Nov

Exhibitions

Exhibition - Jānis Anmanis and pupils from the Latvian Academy of Children's Artistic Fantasies

13 Oct - 12 Nov
Artist Jānis Anmanis was born in Riga in 1943, and is a graduate of the Latvian Academy of Art's Industrial Art Department (1969). He regularly participates in group exhibition and plein-airs, and is the author of over 20 solo exhibitions in Latvia and abroad. Anmanis is also the founder and head of the Latvian Academy of Children's Artistic Fantasies. The artist is also the recipient of many awards, and has also been bestowed the Order of the Three Stars (1998).

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17 Nov - 17 Dec

Exhibitions

Photo exhibition - Latgalian in the XXI Century

17 Nov - 17 Dec
As Latvia's centennial anniversary approaches, a special exhibition is being organized in honor of the 100th anniversary of the Latgale Congress, which took place in 1917 in Rēzekne. This was one of the events which helped turn Latvia into a unified and independent country, whose 100-year anniversary will be celebrated already in 2018. The masters of photography participating in this exhibition will allow visitors to take a look into the region's core values - the people of Latgale, their way of life, as well as connection with God, nature and work.

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