Brivibas Street in Riga
Brivibas Street known as Brīvības iela in Latvian, is one of the largest streets in Riga and translates as, Freedom / Liberty Street.
Running through the heart of Riga, Brivibas street has been known in the past as Lenin Street, Hitler Street, Alexander Street and The Great Sandy Road. Connecting the Old City to the Center of Riga and out to the limits of the city, it serves as a main shopping, living and business area. There are some great little cafes along it, some designer shops, some specialist stores and general shops.
You will also find the old KGB building, known as the corner house on the corner of Stabu Street as well as the Dailes Theater, Matisa Market and much more besides. Although the street can be busy with traffic, it is well worth the time to explore it. Start at the Skyline bar in Hotel Latvia on the corner of Elizabeth Street for a great view of the Old City and the Central District, before walking further down to explore and see what the city center is really like.
Monumental Art Nouveau buildings can be found down the length of Brivibas Street, so make sure that you look up!