"Riga Castle" Riga Castle - Rigas Pils Tip by antistar
Riga Castle - Rigas Pils, Riga: 23 reviews and 44 photos
More of a palace cum castle than what you'd expect of a traditional medieval stronghold, although it retains some elements, like a flag bedecked tall round tower. The front of the castle, that looking out over Pils square, isn't too impressive, and easily overlooked, although it does hold the balcony from where the president gives his speeches to the expectant crowds. For this is now the home of Latvian's number one.
From the Daugava River, especially the Shroud Bridge, the view of the castle is much more impressive. Here you can see its stout walls flanked by the spires of its own chapel, and that of St. Jacob's cathedral.
Address: Pils Square 3
Directions: Walk down Pils Iela from the Dome Square.
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