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The clock is one of the symbols of Riga. It is said that some time ago it was a meeting point for dates. Now, it is still known as a meeting point - even if the clock is not so "visible" in the "shadow" of...More
The clock named after a confectionery company used to be a landmark meeting point for people in love (perhaps still is). It is close to the freedom monument. So if you are close by, you can have a quick look and take pictures.
It started life in 1904 and was originally called the Big Clock but adopted the Laima name after the Confection Company. During the Soviet era it was used as a political information stand and today , totally remodeled from the original in 2017 sits on...More
This historic landmark built in 1924 has a central location next to the Old Town near the Freedom Monument.
In 1999 the clock went through a total reconstruction, bringing back the looks it had in the 30s.
Laima is a Latvian confectionery company.
This clock which originates from 1924 is named after a chocolate factory which I am told made rather good chocolate. I wouldn't know about that personally but the clock is an interesting enough artefact, worth a photo and very close to the freedom monument,.
If you are passing taking a photo of the clock but its not a site you would go out of your way to visit, It is a rather unassuming tower so take your photo and move on to the freedom monument. Its a 5 minute...More