The Rainis and Aspazija House

Address: 30 Baznīcas St., Riga, LV 1010

Phone: +371 67272643, +371 29689489


Museum opening times: 10.00–17.00; Su. Mo. – closed

The Rainis and Aspazija House forms part of a significant area of wooden buildings in Riga’s Centre. Both the two story building fronting the road, as well as the single story building behind it with a small inner courtyard form an unusual cultural historical ensemble – the buildings were constructed in 1879.

The building on Baznīcas iela is the more authentic of the two sites devoted to the memory of the Latvian poets and has been least affected by rebuilding or other changes over the years. The poets lived here from 15th September, 1926: Rainis – until his death in 1929, Aspazija – until the spring of 1933. It is partly accessible to visitors. The poets’ restored apartment is on the second floor.

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