Standing in the park area between Old and New Town, NeoClassicism building of Latvia National Opera and Ballet is one of Riga's landmark buildings. It was built in 1863 as the first German theatre and was designed to be viewed from all sides. The author of the project is Ludwig Bohnstedt. The house was built on the embankment of the city channel on the place where city's fortifications used to be. The construction works continued form 1860 until 1863 and it has been refurbished several times: 1882-1887 (following a fire in 1882), 1957–1958, 1991-1995 (following independence). A modern annex was added in 2001 with a 300-seat New Hall.
 
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Travel Guide with beautiful photos and exciting descriptions of the most amazing and unique places in Baltic states and Europe. All content made by ⒸIkars Kublins. Contact me by e-mail: ikars.kublins@photoriga.com

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