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TOUR GRATIS RIGA ART NOUVEAU

Visitas guiadas los sábados a las 15:00 ¡Reserva ya tu plaza!

Riga alberga una de las colecciones de arquitectura Art Nouveau más grandes de Europa. Únase a nosotros para descubrir este estilo mágico en nuestro recorrido a pie gratuito Art Nouveau. Un recorrido imprescindible para todos aquellos interesados en el movimiento Art Nouveau, sus artes y arquitectura.  

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Este es un recorrido dedicado a todo lo relacionado con el Art Nouveau en Riga y que se centra en el período de principios del siglo XX, que condujo al fin del Imperio Ruso. Una excelente manera de ver más, aprender sobre estilos y tendencias artísticas de principios del siglo XX y descubrir la mágica arquitectura Art Nouveau de Riga. Descubra las calles principales de Riga más conocidas por la arquitectura Art Nouveau, como Alberta iela y Elizabetes iela, así como las calles y áreas menos visitadas y que los visitantes pasan por alto con frecuencia. Con literalmente cientos de edificios con estilo en todo Riga, le ofrecemos ver cómo el movimiento se adaptó a los gustos del norte de Riga, cómo evolucionó y hacia dónde conduce también.

¿Qué verás en el Free Tour Riga Art Nouveau? Nuestro objetivo es mostrar cómo se desarrolló el estilo en Riga desde 1899 hasta la Primera Guerra Mundial y cómo elementos como el Nacional Romanticismo se entrelazaron en el Art Nouveau y cómo Riga floreció creativamente al final del Imperio Ruso.

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1 hora 45 minutos de duración.

Sábados 15:00 Pasos de la Ópera Nacional

Riga Soviet tour
Grey Soviet Riga

Soviet Riga tour

In Riga, Latvia, like the other Baltic states, the society experienced a tragic and complex historical period during the Soviet occupation era. Below is a brief timeline of events related to Latvia and it's capital Riga during the Soviet period:

1940 Soviet Occupation:

In June 1940, the Soviet Union occupied Latvia following the Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact drawn up between Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union. The Latvian government was removed and replaced by a pro-Soviet administration.

 

Following the Soviet occupation in 1940-41, the authorities initiated mass arrests and deportations of individuals deemed to be anti-Soviet. This included political figures, military officers, and other perceived threats to the occupying Soviet regime.

1941 Nazi German Occupation:

Nazi Germany invaded the Soviet Union in 1941, and Latvia fell under Nazi German occupation. Many Latvians were initially hopeful that the Germans would bring independence, but their hopes were quickly dashed as the Nazis established a brutal occupation. Tens of thousands of Latvian Jews would be systematically murdered under the Nazi's.

1944 Soviet Reoccupation: 

The Red Army reclaimed Latvia from the Germans in 1944. Latvia was forcibly reintegrated into the Soviet Union and became one of the Soviet Socialist Republics (SSRs).

Post-War Period:

The post-war period saw significant changes in Latvian society. Large-scale deportations, purges, and repressions were carried out by the Soviet authorities to eliminate perceived opposition.

After the Soviet Union regained control of Latvia in 1944, large-scale deportations continued. The targets included not only political figures but also farmers, businesspeople, and anyone perceived as a threat to Soviet rule.

The deportations were often carried out in the middle of the night, with families being separated and sent to various parts of the Soviet Union.

1953 Death of Stalin:

The death of Joseph Stalin in 1953 marked a change in Soviet policy. The following years saw some liberalization in cultural and intellectual spheres, known as the Khrushchev Thaw.

1968 Prague Spring and Suppression:

In 1968, Soviet forces crushed the Prague Spring in Czechoslovakia, and this event had a chilling effect on dissent within the Eastern Bloc, including Latvia.

1980s National Awakening:

During the 1980s, as the Soviet Union began to experience economic and political difficulties, a national awakening occurred in Latvia.

The Latvian people started demanding greater autonomy and recognition of their national identity.

1988 Singing Revolution:

The "Singing Revolution" in the Baltic states, including Latvia, involved mass demonstrations and singing events, becoming a peaceful expression of national identity and a call for independence.

1989 Baltic Way:

On August 23, 1989, two million people formed a human chain across the three Baltic states (Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania) to protest against Soviet rule.

1990 Declaration of Independence:

In 1990, Latvia declared the restoration of its independence, following the collapse of the Soviet Union.

The declaration led to a period of intense negotiations and tensions with the Soviet authorities. In the January of 1991 a number of civilians were killed in the Bastion hill shootings by Soviet forces right besides the Latvian Freedom Monument. 

1991 Independence Restored:

Latvia's independence was fully restored on August 21, 1991, following the failed coup attempt in Moscow. The Soviet Union officially recognized Latvia's independence shortly afterward.

These events represent a condensed overview of Latvia's history during the Soviet era. The country has since become a member of the European Union and NATO, solidifying its place in the community of independent nations.

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