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Latvian National Opera


The Latvian National Opera building is a magnificent 19th-century structure, home to the National Opera, Ballet, and Orchestra companies. Built in 1863 by the St Petersburg architect Ludwig Bohnstedt, the columned and colonnaded building is not only incredibly photogenic, but lays claim to an interesting history. Guided tours of the opera building take place at 5pm every Friday, and are a very popular tourist attraction in Riga. Culture-vultures should also check out the Latvian National Opera's website for programme information. The country has a proud classical music history, with Richard Wagner being Director of Music in Riga between 1837 and 1839, and recitals are often of rare quality.

Address: Aspazijas bulvāris 3, Centra rajons

E-mail: info@opera.lv

Website: www.opera.lv

Telephone: +371 67 073 777

Opening times: Tours on Friday at 5pm

Admission: Tour: LVL 3