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National Library of Latvia

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The National Library of Latvia (NLL) is a cultural, scientific and educational centre of national significance. The NNL's mission is to build and maintain a repository of national and world literature, the core of the 4 million items in the massive...more
3 Mukusalas Str. | right across the Stone Bridge from Old town, Riga LV-1423, Latvia
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All reviews modern building daugava river amazing building across the river children's section great collection of books the upper floors old town great exhibition architectural gem interesting exhibits entrance hall worth the trip panoramic view nice walk private tour visiting riga
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wonderful interior with books looming down on you. Great exhibitions with interesting history of the library.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank drunkenducky
Reviewed March 21, 2019 via mobile

This is an incredible building to see from a distance and to also observe up close. The design is phenomenal - from interlocking staircases to the specially designed windows to fit the city views at the top definitely spend some time here to explore. There...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed March 16, 2019

Interesting building and museum to visit. It has also a restaurant with reasonable prices. It was very easy to get to with tram

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed March 6, 2019

That's a great place to work in calm atmosphere :) With a wonderful view on Riga old town :) The pictures taken there also look great.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed February 3, 2019

well, it is said it is a master art of architecture but i think in beautiful Riga this library Looks very spoiling. i really can not stand it

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed January 23, 2019

It was a relatively brief visit, slightly more than an hour. For the best experience, I guess, two to three hours should be minimum. When you look at the building, you see why it is desrvedly a part of national pride for the whole of...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed January 7, 2019 via mobile

We took a walk on a lovely afternoon and found ourselves crossing the river. We went into the library and were pleasantly surprised! The building is amazing both inside and out! We also took some amazing photos with the statues in the grounds

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank DebbieA412
Reviewed January 5, 2019

One of the best examples of modern architecture in Riga. Not far from the city center (just a nice walk across the Akmens Bridge), this building is definitely worth a visit. The atrium is really impressive and if you ask for a visitor's card at...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed December 31, 2018

Worth the view when you're walking by on your tour around Riga. If you're big on architecture I'm sure it's a pleasing view.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Riplis
Reviewed December 25, 2018

A place you should visit. The architecture is just impressive and the view to the old town of Riga is simpy breathtaking, especially at sunset. Unfortunately, viviting the reading rooms is allowed only to library members and that'a a pity since a library with 5,000,000...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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