We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Splendid Palace

Elizabetes iela 61, Riga LV- 1050, Latvia
+371 67043678
Website
Improve this listing
88%
Ranked #38 of 94 Attractions in Riga
Type: Movie Theaters, Amusement
Attraction details

Hotels near Splendid Palace

Write a Review

36 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    24
    8
    1
    2
    1
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Russian first
  • Any
English first
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Top Contributor
104 reviews 104 reviews
26 attraction reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

The Splendid Palace is a movie theatre -- obviously mostly with Latvian movies. But you need to take a peak inside the building. There is a beautiful room on the first floor, and if there is no film being shown, you can perhaps take a quick look inside the big screening room on the ground floor. And who knows, perhaps... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Minsk, Belarus
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
13 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

classical building, quite beautiful.if you are interested in latvian culture and history it defenetly worth to visit.

Was this review helpful? Yes
London, United Kingdom
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2013

we were advised to watch Riga story. It was rather interesting experience, and good place to spend tim in

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Crete, Nebraska
Top Contributor
111 reviews 111 reviews
69 attraction reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2013

First of all, it's not a palace, it's a movie theater. For $10, you can watch a 30 minute movie in English at 10 am, noon and 2 pm. The movie is ordinary, heavy on self-promotion of the city, and overpriced at $10. On the other hand, they have toilets and you can be minimally entertained sitting down for half... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Bamberg
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2013

This is just a unique place in terms of gethering together architecture and cinema. It has a huge amphitheter hall and a balcony. It feels really unusual to watch a moder movie in such a historical atmosphere. Really romantic place.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
5 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013 via mobile

Went to see the movie on Riga's history in this amazing building. The movie was a turnoff. Just more of the Riga is good - Soviets are bad. Did here nothing new about the city although they did have interesting footage from the late 19th and 20th centuries. By the way, if you guys really want to be civilised western... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Port Perry, Canada
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
10 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2013

Just being in the old, ornate theatre is an experience. The room where they show the film is small and comfortable. There was only one other couple there when we went. The film is a beautifully made history of Riga. Touching.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Ithaca, New York
Top Contributor
167 reviews 167 reviews
30 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2013

Very beautiful theater both from the outside and inside. Decorated with old-fashion chairs and table. They show document about Riga called "Riga Story", a little expensive, but worth to see.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Bangkok, Thailand
Top Contributor
522 reviews 522 reviews
339 attraction reviews
292 helpful votes 292 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2013

There are not many places I know of where you can see a cinema like this one. Actually, it looks more like what you would expect from a theater. It is absolutely glamorous and worth a stop while you're touring the Art Nouveau district of Riga.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Istanbul, Turkey
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2013

A very old cinema theatre from the beginning of last century. Very beautiful. Interesting history. daily shows of the Riga Story, a 30 mins documentary about the history of Riga. Very touching.

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Splendid Palace also viewed

Riga, Riga Region
Riga, Riga Region
 
Riga, Riga Region
Riga, Riga Region
 

Been to Splendid Palace? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing