Pērkons Saule Daugava - Things To Do in Riga - LikeALocal Guide

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Pērkons Saule Daugava

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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.

Special tip

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.

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Very nice. Very serious.
July 21, 2019
It is one of the biggest street murals in Latvia, and the painting has several symbols in it - I also like the stoic faces.
March 31, 2018
Biggest graffiti in Baltic.
October 19, 2016

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