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Free Tours Riga Blog article about Krisjanis Valdemars

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...
Free Tours Riga blog article about Janis Daliņš

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...
Riga Free Tours blog article about roosters on Riga churches

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. However we are great mountain...
Riga free tours blog article about latvian poet Ojars Vacietis

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”,...
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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...
Free tours Riga blog article about Karlis Zale

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. A sculptor...
Riga Free Tour blog article about Aleksandrs Caks

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...

Francis Trasuns – a true inspiration

History of Latvia is complicated and so is the history of our teritory, culture and people. In the eastern part of Latvia lies Latgale, one of 3 historical regions (...
Free Tours Riga Blog article about Dome Cathedral organ

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. It...
Free Tours Riga blog articles about Erenpreis bicycles

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.  This is a story...