Discover visiable and non visiable things that Riga has inherited from the Soviet times.
This walking tour covers Riga Old Town, but from a different perspective and point of view than traditional. During the tour we will get answers to two questions;
What people lost after 1991, the time when Latvia got independence?
What are the circumstances we are still dealing with even after 25 years of independence?
We will talk about deficit and how people were dealing with it, factories and production principles, religion, Soviet nationalization and businesses nowadays, fight against nationalism and it's different shapes. See the monuments and real time movies of Barricades - movement to protect strategically important places in 1991, when Soviet special forces were attacking Riga. See the layout of typical Soviet communal apartment and get idea of daily living conditions during Soviet era.
Pick up from centrally located hotel or meeting point agreed.
2 hrs 30 min walking tour in Riga Old Town, where we will see the Freedom Monument, monuments for people who died in 1991 during time of so called Barricades, the Parliament building, the Dom Cathedral, Radio house with bullet traces, few of buildings built in Soviet times and the Barricades museum, where we will see a fragment from real time movies from 1991- time when all three Baltic states get independence.
Drop of at centrally located hotel or as agreed.
*The Barricades Museum is closed on Saturdays and Sundays. *
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: At your centrally located hotel lobby.
End location: At your centrally located hotel lobby.
Duration: 2 hours 30 min.
This is a walking tour.
- Professional licensed English guide services.
- Pick up and drop at centrally located hotel.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
5 EUR - Donations at Barricades Museum
Donations at Barricades Museum.
*The Barricades Museum is closed on Saturdays and Sundays.*
I am a licensed guide, and have no restrictions.
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Wonderful 2.5 hour tour with Santa through the Old Town of Riga. She provided not only a great overview of the history of Riga but the focus on the Soviet days and 1991 independence from the USSR was terrific. Extremely knowledgeable and personable. Highly recommend her with teenagers as well.