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Coordinates: 56°57'47,64'' Z 24°05'55,94'' A Google Maps
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No:210        (list of all monuments)
Category:Palaces and manor houses
Address:Riga, Petersala-Andrejsala, in Viesturdarzs garden, next to Eksporta Street
Year of construction:Approximately in 1721
Architectural style:Barocco
Condition:Does not exist


Viesturdarzs garden (then - Keizardarzs - Garden of Emperor) was set up in 1721 after the decree of the Emperor of Russia Peter I. It was arranged in Gustavsala island (now - Petersala, mainland) and was the first public garden in Riga.

In the beautiful garden, closer to present-day Eksporta Street there was built summer palace of Peter I - light Barocco style building. In front of it there was a basin with fountains. Later this building served as a summer residence of governor general and finally was dismantled in 1770.


Design of the summer palace of Peter I

Design of the summer palace of Peter I.


  1. Rīgas ielas, enciklopēdija, 3.sējums, Rīga, 2009.g., p.160.


ⓒ 2009 Gatis Pavils

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