Latvian Academy of Sciences Building

Playriga.com the site that started as a web site for tourists, evolved to be against tourists (especially sex tourists), afterwards changed again to focus on art and culture and eventually crashed and was restored from old backup!
The site has still has prices in Lats (LVL), pages are not updated since long long time ago, but in any case it stays as it is as a nice souvenir to old times.

Built in 1958, this 108 m tall building was the first skyscraper in Latvia. Great example of the so-called Socialist realism architecture of the Stalinist period, designed in close similarity with Moscow's "Seven Sisters".

Viewing platform is on 17th floor.

Entrance fee: 2 LVL

Opening hours: 9:00 - 21:00 daily

Location: Akadēmijas laukums 1, close to Central Market.

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