MOSCOW DISTRICT & JEWISH GHETTO TOUR
Uncover one of the most unseen sides of Riga.
Rich in Jewish History and wooden architecture, The Moscow Suburb, officially called the ‘Latgales priekšpilsēta’ but colloquially known as ‘Maskachka’ is by far one of the least explored parts of Riga. There is a huge amount of heritage here of those who came to Riga to trade, work and live. Once home to a large Jewish population it became the Jewish ghetto for Riga during WWII. Today the suburb is run down, a little sad and in need of attention. That’s where we come in.
THE MOSCOW DISTRICT IS UNIQUE IN RIGA
Uncomfortable for some, eye opening for others.
The Moscow district is one of the oldest suburbs, and has undergone the least change meaning a walking tour through it can be like travelling back in time. Your guide will shown the Jewish ghetto area and the Old Jewish Cemetery, as well as the countless churches of the different denominations that once populated this area. There will be a chance to take in plenty of the wooden architecture and to get close to the locals.
The suburb itself is a bit fragile so we ask people to not be too loud or to take intrusive photographs of the local residents. It is not a zoo after all, and we have great respect for those that live there.
In the past, various people have told us not to visit this area with tourists. We simply do not believe this is a viable way to promote, support and create awareness about a part of the city with so much to offer. If you want to see the real Riga, come with us and see the Moscow Suburb!