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The culture-laden Spikeri Quarter and promenade

15 minutes away by foot, southward from the center of the Old Town of Riga, along the right bank of the Daugava, is a quarter gilded with a historical aura – Spikeri Quarter and its adjacent promenade, which are part of the territory of UNESCO Cultural Heritage – the historical center of the city of Riga.

Since the 14th century, Spikeri Quarter had a wharf for loading and unloading cargo ships. The location had several warehouses (Hanf - Ambaren or "hemp warehouse" in German).

The warehouse quarter or Spikeri Quarter was created in the second half of the 19th century, when the territory was covered with uniform warehouses. Designed in the 19thcentury by the best architects of the Baltic States, the simple but striking red brick buildings there are 150 years old.

As in many old industrial quarters in European cities, Spikeri Quarter, too, is home to the arts, restaurants, and offices. During the warm time of year, Spikeri Quarter offers a wide choice of open-air events, concerts, sporty activities, other and entertainment. Spikeri Quarter is an enterprising venue, as well as one of the "hottest" spots during the capital's large-scale happenings - White Night Festival, Riga City Festival, Night of Museums, Riga Restaurant Week, etc.

Visitors

Dirty Deal Teatro is a place where the new filmmakers, choreographers, playwrights, and other new artists give the audience an original theater experience. By creating plays, the writers are looking for novel ways on how to communicate with the audience. For this reason, those, who arrive at "Dirty Deal Teatro" out of curiosity or habit, learn new ways how to perceive theater, how to think about it, how to feel it. (www.dirtydeal.lv/teatro/)

The quarters' pride is the Spikeri Concert Hall - a building used by the chamber orchestra "Sinfonietta Riga" and one of the greatest choirs in the world "The Latvian Radio Choir". The venue hosts concerts of varied genres and styles, as well as movie screenings. The concert hall often features chamber music which tends to stick to various unusual genres. The concert hall also hosts jazz nights and instrumental experiments. (www.sinfoniettariga.lv)

This quarter is also linked to some of the dark pages in the history of Latvia. During World War II, located here was the Riga ghetto, as the territory of Spiker Quarter is part of Riga's Moscow suburb, where the majority of residents were Russian merchants and Jews. You can find out more about this history at the Riga Ghetto Museum in Spikeri. (www.rgm.lv)

Improvement projects were finalized in the summer of 2013, and Daugava's riverside was turned into a promenade, which has now become popular for relaxing strolls, with a wonderful view of the Riga bridges and Old Town. Revitalization of Spikeri Quarter and the surrounding embankment is Riga's most significant public space project of past years.

 

Saistītie pasākumi

18 Aug

Festivals, Festivities

Riga Festival Restaurant

18 Aug
Restaurants frequently not only impress with the excellent dishes they serve, but also with their though-out interiors, which create a pleasant mood and allow for the meal to taste even better. Riga itself is a ''tasteful'' city, and for the fifth straight year, in cooperation with the city's top restaurants, the open-air Riga Festival Restaurant will once again open its doors.

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15 Aug

Outdoor events

Summer concerts at Spīķeri Quarter

11 Jul - 15 Aug
This summer, the Spīķeri Quarter will host four ''pocket format mini festival'', or four concerts where guests will be able to enjoy excellent and unforgettable music performed by some of Latvia's most beloved musicians. The outdoor concert atmosphere will allow visitors an excellent opportunity to relax and hear good music and gain some positive emotions for the rest of the work week. Each concert will feature performances by three local musical collectives.

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16 Aug

Outdoor events

Open-air cinema in Spīķeri Quarter

12 Jul - 30 Aug
Spīķeri Creative Quarter, offers open-air cinema evenings, where anyone interested can enjoy world cinema masterpieces. Cinema evenings are an excellent opportunity for all to enjoy excellent films on the big-screen, while enjoying the warm summer nights of Riga and the star filled skies at the Spīķeri Creative Quarter.

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30 Aug

Outdoor events

Open-air cinema in Spīķeri Quarter

12 Jul - 30 Aug
Spīķeri Creative Quarter, offers open-air cinema evenings, where anyone interested can enjoy world cinema masterpieces. Cinema evenings are an excellent opportunity for all to enjoy excellent films on the big-screen, while enjoying the warm summer nights of Riga and the star filled skies at the Spīķeri Creative Quarter.

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08 Sep

Markets

Riga Flea Market

07 Jul - 08 Sep
The Riga open-air flea market is held in the Spīķeri Quarter. There you can find old knick-knacks and useful things, as well as original design objects, clothing and fashion accessories.

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