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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
+371 67 806 110
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All reviews modern building daugava river amazing building human chain across the river children's section cool architecture left bank the upper floors great exhibition architectural gem old town interesting exhibits entrance hall worth the trip panoramic view nice walk
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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
Thank shiraziwine
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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
Thank insiders2016
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
Thank Maria B
Reviewed December 13, 2018

Great place to look around and fantastic views across the river to the Old City. Very decent cafeteria where you can get a decent meal etc. Particularly liked the American room.

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank Trevor P
Reviewed December 8, 2018

One of modern building In Riga, on the second bank of river Daugava, worth to do the short photo stóp from old Town bank

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Tomasz K
Reviewed November 1, 2018

I enjoy this place a lot. There are always some exhibitions (very good exhibitions) and you will always find a calm place where to sit and read some book.It is very cozy place for studying or just reeading. The view from there is very nice....More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank ausmoons
Reviewed October 30, 2018

We are 3 friends and we decided to visit this impressive building. At the inside it is even more impressive. We walked around and we also walked all the way up to the top to have a beautiful view of the city.

Date of experience: October 2018
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