Explore a thrilling part of the city, away from the typical tourist attractions
~14 km, 2 hours
Behind the well-known and postcard printed Railway bridge and Central market, which was the most modern trade place in Europe, an undiscovered and sometimes even neglected part of Riga is hiding- the Moscow suburb. Surprisingly, in this district many sightseeing places can be found. For example, the Latvian Academy of Science, this is 65m high tower, considered as first Latvian skyscraper. The marvelous view of the old town and Daugava from the 15th floor of this soviet building is simply breathtaking. Not far away, at the riverside, Spikieru creative art district is located. Historically, it was a German army warehouses’ place, constructed of 150-year-old red brick buildings. Nowadays, they are transformed to the concert halls, restaurants, cozy cafes and art galleries. Moscow forstate is the only area in Riga, that has located churches of 5 different religions, including Saint John’s Lutheran church, which is the biggest wooden building un Latvia and Grebenshchikova Old Believers prayer house, which is the biggest in the world. Also, it is important to mention that only less than a century ago, Moscow forstate used to be a ghetto place, with a Jewish cemetery of the 19th century. Despite the shabby and wrecked look of the wooden houses of Moscow forstate, it is an integral part of Riga. When discovering this area, you will have a chance to feel absorbing alternative Riga, which is beautiful and thrilling in its own unique way.
€20 per person