11 November EmbankmentRiga , Latvia
11 November Embankment
Web camera 11 November Embankment - one of the most well-known streets and one of the most important transport network nodes in Riga. Just like the city itself, the embankment has been developing with the course of time. At first, as a dock, but later, in the 13th century, the Riga Castle was built (today - the Presidential estate), which was a catalyst for the further development of the area.
The territory started to develop even more in the end of 19th and the beginning of the 20th centuries, when the famous architects of that time had constructed the majority of the buildings of the embankment - one of the aspects that make it so unique. After it was named the boulevard of 11 November in 1934, honouring the battles of November of 1919 during the war for independence, the embankment became an important historical part of the city, but, unfortunately, was almost completely destroyed during the retreat of the German army.
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Apart from the Riga Palace, there are a few notable sightseeing, such as the house of the Artists’ Union, Statue of Big Christopher and the statue of the fighters of 1905 revolution.
11 November Embankment is not only a picturesque promenade but is also an important transport network node of Riga, there are two bridges connected with it - Suspension Bridge and Stone bridge, as well as a very important street for the transport connection - Krasta street. The 11 November embankment is undeniably the gateway to any place in Riga.
All of that makes it a unique place, where the historical legacy and a prominent practical use.
Lacplesis day 11 November in Latvia is not only the name of the street, but also an important state holiday - Day of Lacplesis.
Lacplesis name came to our days of Latvian folklore. Is Latvian folk hero, a real hero, liberating their homeland from enemies. It's not just a character, is an embodiment of the greatness of the nation, its will for freedom, motivation to fight and heroism.
Day of Proclamation of Independence the Republic of Latvia
On November 18 Latvia celebrates very important holiday – Day of Proclamation of the Republic of Latvia. Usually on this day locals find a lot of festive events. The event starts in the first half of the day: the solemn procession and laying flowers at the Freedom monument in Riga center. The capital meets the country's Day of Proclamation of Independence with concerts, a military parade and gala salute on 11th November embankment, which can demonstrate our online webcam. The public transport in this day in Riga – for free!
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