Riga already had a library of the same name, but they have moved into a architecturally-gorgeous new building in 2014. Situated right on the banks of the Daugava River which runs through Latvia’s capital city, at the foot of the Stone Bridge, the new building of the National Library of Latvia is a pleasing landmark and great navigational aid on the skyline.
The architect of this project was one of the most famous of Latvia’s architects, the renowned Gunārs Birkerts. The building opened at just the right time, since Riga was chosen as the European Capital of Culture for 2014.
The National Library of Latvia (Latvijas Nacionālā bibliotēka) in Riga is sometimes also known as the Castle of Light (Gaismas Pils).
Visit the website of the National Library of Latvia (Latvijas Nacionālā bibliotēka).
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