Visit Riga Castle ***Important Upate

October 24, 2019By

Updates – Important to notice

Time to meet:

Dear members, please note the time to meet was moved to one hour earlier. We will meet 9:45am. For questions contact Vija social.iwcr@gmail.com.

Indoor shoes:

Please bring along one pair of clean indoor shoes. Outdoor shoes are not permitted in order to preserve the floor.
We will be provided with blue shoe covers, but those could be slippery.
It is recommended to bring indie shoes to change.

Passport:

On the day, there will be a security check before entering the Castle. Please bring along your passport and personal ID. If you cannot present your passport, you will not be able to enter the premises.

Do not bring:

No big bags, sharp things, or any kind of weapons. 


Next to the banks of the Daugava River, you will find one of the most striking icons of Latvian heritage: The Riga Castle. It is one of the largest medieval castles in Latvia, and is the official residence of the President of Latvia, today. 

The Riga Castle has undergone many transformations and shifting ownerships throughout the centuries. Today it consists of four stories and a rectangular courtyard, with four rectangular towers on its corners and two rounded towers added during the 15th century.  It is quite rare to go inside the castle, guided sightseeing tours of Riga include typically a view of its exteriors. Vija was able to appoint an internal tour for us in English.

How to get there 
Riga Castle is centrally located and within easy walking distance of many hotels like Grand Palace Hotel or Restaurants like “Vecmeita at kaki”, and other attractions, including the Three Brothers building complex and the Museum of the Occupation of Latvia. The nearest tram stop is National Theater (served by lines 5, 7, 9, and 11), a 3-minute walk away. 

When & where will we meet
We will meet on Friday, November 1st at 09:45. Please be on time, this time slot is specifically booked for us. The tour will take about one and a half hours. 

Meeting venue for the group: Pils laukums.

Important to notice and to bring along
We are going to visit The State President Castle. Therefore it is obligatory to provide your full name as mentioned in your passport and your full personal code when signing up to this event.
On the day, there will be a security check before entering the Castle. Please bring along your passport and personal ID. If you cannot present your passport, you will not be able to enter the premises. No big bags, sharp things, or any kind of weapons. 

RSVP to this event:
Deadline to sign up: latest by October 27 via memberplanet. The invitation was send on Nov 15th.

We look forward to visiting that national architectural monument with its six towers: the Holy Ghost Tower, the Lead Tower, the Piper Tower and the Northern Tower in the corners, as well as the Ecker Tower and the Tower of the Three Stars.

In case of questions, please contact Vija via social.iwcr@gmail.com

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