The Palace of Light

The National Library of Latvia

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Why locals love it

Gaismas Pils (/The Palace of Light/ in Latvian) is the new architectural wonder of Riga, which is creating the new panorama of Riga's Pardaugava. The building was built solely for Latvian National Library in order to have all notable literature works in one place, which previously was dispersed in many parts of Riga.

Why you should visit it

First of all, this is a huge library and here you can find many many unique books and other sources of texts, like all newspapers of Baltic Region issued through the century.
Secondary, here you can see the great view towards Riga Old Town and Tornakalns area.

Special tip

Take a short ten minute long walk from Riga Old Town over Akmens Tilts (Stone Bridge) and you are here.

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3 Comments

Impressive modern architecture by a famous Latvian American architect
Andis
Local
August 22, 2018
A quiet and cozy space for studying & work.
Amalija
Local
March 31, 2018
Don't worry that you don't know latvian. Inside there is room for playing board games with amazing view over the Riga. And ofcourse architecture may leave you breath less.
Dārta
Local
March 5, 2017

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