The Freedom Monument was built during 1931-35 mostly on benefaction collected by people of Latvia. This is the symbol of freedom and independence of our country.
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Originated from a small fishermen village, for centuries Riga has been an important part of the trade chain between Russia and Western Europe. A lively crossroad of cultures and backgrounds for over 800 years, the historical centre of Riga has accumulated an impressive cultural baggage and today is justly included in the UNESCO’s World Heritage list.