Pērkons Saule Daugava19
Why locals love it
To celebrate Riga as European Capital of Culture, in 2014 two Latvia's most renowned street artists - Rudens Stencil and Kiwie - came together to create the biggest graffiti mural in the Baltics - 800 square meters. They used more than 1500 spray cans to create this symbolic street art that combines the ancient with the modern.
Why you should visit it
The graffiti is inspired by a 1938 poster for Latvian Song Festival - one of the largest choral events in the world. "Saule Pērkons Daugava" is the unofficial anthem of the festival. In the graffiti you can see ancient Latvian traditional belt - Lielvārde belt - that is said to protect its wearer and has become very popular in contemporary culture.
You can see the graffiti from Tallinas street. Not far - on 13 Alauksta Street you can see another huge graffiti mural - Gray Rainbow by Kiwie.
Pērkons Saule DaugavaTallinas iela 48, Centra rajons, Rīga, LV-1001, Latvia