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Splendid Palace

Elizabetes iela 61, Riga LV- 1050, Latvia
+371 67043678
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Ranked #18 of 77 attractions in Riga
Type: Movie Theaters
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Minsk, Belarus
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20 reviews 20 reviews
13 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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

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Crete, Nebraska
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108 reviews 108 reviews
67 attraction reviews
80 helpful votes 80 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

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Bamberg
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4 reviews 4 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.

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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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21 reviews 21 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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

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Port Perry, Canada
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25 reviews 25 reviews
8 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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.

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Ithaca, New York
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139 reviews 139 reviews
29 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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.

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Bangkok, Thailand
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415 reviews 415 reviews
269 attraction reviews
192 helpful votes 192 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.

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Istanbul, Turkey
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4 reviews 4 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.

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Budapest, Hungary
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2012

A great spot for relaxing and wondering in the middle of the city. Very calm, nice and tidy...good to be there.

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