Behind The Iron Curtain- Soviet Time Suburbs of Riga
Soviet iron curtain has fallen and now the whole world has opportunity to see what was once behind it for 46 years when Latvia was part of the Soviet Union (USSR). Use this chance to see the raw parts of Riga which are usually missed by tourist eyes. We like to think that Riga is not only the Old Town, there is much more to it.
Price & Booking
Price: 22 Eur per person*
- Guide who is also a local resident of Kengarags
*Price is provided for the complete groups! To get quote for your group size click "+ Book This Tour"!
About this tour
This tour will introduce you with Eastern part of Riga, suburbs named Ķengarags, one of the biggest suburbs of Riga where citizens of Riga actually live and the local way of life can be seen.
For about four hours you will be in the area built during the Soviet times, where not a lot of things have changed since the fall of the iron curtain except that MIG airplanes are not shaking windows of houses with noise when taking off the military airfield just a few kilometers away from this area.
The architecture (living houses, schools, suburbs) had same standards around the USSR, sometimes even identic suburbs were built in different cities. Visit of this area will give you an insight into how other suburbs of USSR looked.
Tour will take you also to a local bistro to enjoy the Russian cuisine which will give you another dimension of experience.
- One of the most popular restaurants of the Soviet times Riga
- Train station from which thousands of latvians were deported to Sibiria in Russia
- Residential yards
- Tipical Schools and other buildings of the Soviet time
- Promenade of Kengargs
- Russian traditional cuisine
- Local market in Kengarags