The Rainis and Aspazija Summer House

Address: 5/7 J. Pliekšāna St., Majori, Jūrmala, LV 2015

Phone: +371 67764295


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

The Rainis and Aspazija Summer House is a museum which is devoted to two famous Latvian poets: Rainis and Aspazija. The cottage in Majori was purchased by Rainis in the autumn of 1926. It was both a workplace and a summer holiday retreat for the poets until 1929.

There are three buildings, typical of the wooden architecture of Jūrmala, forming the museum complex. The poets’ Summer Cottage – a single story wooden building with an attic, wood carvings on the facade and an Art Nouveau veranda, with its small paned windows – was built at the end of the 19th century. Another building is a small stone cottage, which is located deeper in the garden, while a third – a neighbouring summer house – was built early in the 20th century. It is a wooden house built with Art Nouveau influences.

One can see the poets’ rooms with their authentic furniture and other items, The Rainis and Aspazija personal library, as well as the “Rainis’ life and writings” exposition at the Museum.

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