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National Library of Latvia

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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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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Thank Līva Z
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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.

1  Thank Arnaudexplore
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were walking across the bridge & had no idea what this place was. Seeing it was the national library we decided to pop in & have a look round. Its a beautiful building both inside & out. Also took the opportunity of having a...More

Thank jims86
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Coming from the citycenter, walking to the Daugava river, you cannot miss this massive building. It's worth to visit it, crossing the river by feet.

Thank frank7402
Reviewed 15 October 2018 via mobile

When I visited, the exhibitions in the library were cool and fascinating. Good place to see from both, inside and out.

Thank MinjaA7
Reviewed 12 October 2018

I told my Latvian friend that I can stay here for the whole day and just admired the architectural design. What a nice piece of art! I love how they display the old books. When we were there, there were exhibits about digitization and security....More

Thank audmonamikaela
Reviewed 2 October 2018

You can book a tour in advance (by e-mail) in a number of different language. The cost was 2 euros per person. We booked the tour in hopes of getting to Levels 11 and 12 (for the amazing views of the city of Riga), but...More

1  Thank Roseannesh
Reviewed 21 September 2018 via mobile

The largest library in Latvia, as well as the most modern one. You can sign up for a guided tour, which covers aspects of justify and culture or you can just grab a book to read. From time to time the library has special exhibitions...More

Thank MaGrra
Reviewed 6 September 2018

If you are interested in culture and architecture and have some time this is worth a visit. The security seems a bit much for a library and they were not all that clear - bag v purse. I have a really small handbag that holds...More

Thank Geeena
Reviewed 4 September 2018

An impressive modern building that lies next to the Daugava river. Library readers have access to rare books and manuscripts.

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