Free Riga Tours Blog 8. December, 2020 Is there a city named after yourself? Our todays hero achieved so much in his life that his birth place was renamed after himself. I doubt it would happen if he cared only about his personal gain in this journey we call life. He put interests of society as such before his own. 28. November, 2020 Who is this great man? If you ask a person from Latvia which is our most sports related city – most common answer will be the city of Valmiera. Why? Many reasons but arguably main started on the 5th of November in 1904 when Jānis Daliņš was born. 20. November, 2020 Who would change roosters on churches of Riga? Latvia does not really have high mountains or steep hills. Our highest peek is 311 meters above the sea level – a hill called Gaiziņš. 13. November, 2020 Ojārs Vācietis brilliant and contradictory Latvian poet Today is the birthday of prominent Latvian poet Ojārs Vācietis so we would like to tell some interesting things to you about him. “A great gift for a small nation”, this is how he was often regarded. 6. November, 2020 Mikhail Tal – World Chess Champion from Riga They say that Mikhail Tal lived for chess. One can only presume that to be great in something you have to be that way… He devoted his life to this game and was called genius of attacks and combinations. 29. October, 2020 Creator of Freedom Monument – Kārlis Zāle Traditionally we write about people who have their birthdays this month and now it is turn for Kārlis Zāle – celebrating his birthday on the 28th of October... 22. October, 2020 Poet of Riga – Aleksandrs Čaks Aleksandrs Čaks was a legend and first man of letters whose creativity bore a distinctly urban mark. His poetry was devoted to Riga`s restless, throbbing life, including topics and characters... 14. October, 2020 Francis Trasuns – a true inspiration History of Latvia is complicated and so is the history of our teritory, culture and people. 7. October, 2020 Amazing organ in the Riga Dome Cathedral This instrument is considered to be one of the most valuable historic organs. Built in Germany in the city of Ludwigsburg in 1884 by E. F. Walcker & Co. 1. October, 2020 Erenpreis bicycles – family legacy I as a Rigan and a part of a small country have always felt pride when speaking of something great that we have made in Latvia.