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Latvijas Arhitektūras muzejs
Rīga, Mazā Pils iela 19, LV-1050, tālr. 7220779
www.archmuseum.lv
Open: Mon. 9.00-18.00; Tu., Wed., Th. 9.00.-17.00; Fri. 9.00-16.00; week-end - closed
Free admission

Museum inhabits one of the Medieval dwelling houses in Old Riga., known as “Three brothers”.

 

20.05.2017–11. 08. 2017

The Exhibition Series “The Never-Built Riga. Maps and Plans”
3rd Exhibition “Riga. Passengers and Cargo. Traffic and Transportation”
Riga’s traffic and transportation are looked at in the following categories. Surface transportation – trains, trams, trolleybuses and buses. Underground – tunnels, transitions, and metro lines. While a subway network never actually got built, the idea nonetheless kept urban planners pondering for decades. The construction of a metro line was one of the USSR’s political goals. Waterway transportation is not very well-developed nowadays, even though during the 20th century barges were still being used for cargo shipment, moreover, steamboats and water trams provided public transportation. Air traffic used to be concentrated in Spilve’s and Rumbula’s airports, however, nowadays it focused at the international airport “Riga”. Its development is connected with the construction of a “Rail Baltica” access point in the airport.