Spikeri quarter and promenade is recently renovated neighborhood in Riga and it has all chances to become a very popular tourist spot in Riga. This place is closely located to Riga Central market (I will write about in anytime soon), Riga International Bus station, Railway station and of course Old Riga.
I visited this place for a very short time prior to waiting a bus to Vilnius (Lithuania) and then heading to Kutaisi (Georgia) at the end of May, 2015
Spikeri Quarter in Riga
This quarter is one of the city’s epicentres of events and cultural festivals like White Nights, Staro Riga, Riga City Festival.
Spikeri Quarter in Riga
Promenade at Spikeri quarter
A very lovely view to that Soviet time skyscraper.
Georgian Restaurant in Riga, Spikeri quarter
It was easy for me to recognize this Pirosmani painting. Unfortunately I didn't tried this restaurant, but no regrets about that - best Georgian cuisine is available in Georgia. Read: Tbilisi restaurant reviews
Spikeri Quarter promenade
View to Riga Central Market
Sikeri concert hall
Turns out - there is a concert hall in Spikeri quarter as well, at least that's written on this brick wall
The Iron Bridge and National Library of Latvia
...and of course river Daugava - a lovely view from Spikeri quarter to Riga
About Spikeri Quarter
Spikeri Quarter is a complex of buildings between Maskavas, Turgeņeva and Krasta streets.Renovated Spikeri promenade extends between the old Railway bridge to the Island bridge support.
Mayor of Riga Nil Ushakov and Urban development dommittee dhairman Vadim Jerošenko launched in 2012 Spīķeru Quarter and Daugava embankment reconstruction.
Works were carried out within the project “Maskavas, Krasta and Turgeņeva street block of brownfield redevelopment”. Its purpose was to provide a brownfield block between Maskavas, Krasta and Turgeņeva street, as well as a 1.3 km long waterfront revitalization stage, turning it into the population and tourists publicly accessible cultural, educational and recreational space.
By April 2013, the realized works: temporary building and site degrading fences demolition, plot of land, paved sidewalks and bicycle lanes, built fences, benches, litter bins and lighting installed, renovated pedestrian tunnel and the tunnel stairs, equipped with elevation, a safe and convenient access to the Daugava waterfront. In addition to the pedestrian promenade and bike lanes established active skaters sitting area etc.