Welcome to the Beautiful Latvia
The Beautiful Latvia Project has been established to facilitate the
renewal of Latvia to its original beauty and glory.
After a long history of foreign ownership and occupation Latvia,
like a butterfly, has now emerged as an independent country. What we
discover here are beautiful; long, wild beaches, lush green forests,
farms, villages, towns and one exquisite large city, Riga. Latvian
architecture has been influenced by; ancient Baltic area builders,
Hanseatic League merchants, Art Nouveau and Russian architects as
well as Soviet influence. Riga has the largest collection of Art
Nouveau buildings in all of Europe. Riga's Old Town, although
damaged extensively during the Second Word War, is still filled with
an amazing accumulation of medieval buildings dating back as old as
After so many years of neglect many of Latvia's buildings require
extensive restoration to return them to their original beauty. These
include the unique little wooden houses found throughout the country
to the majestic Art Nouveau buildings of Riga.
One of the results of all this neglect is that graffiti has covered
buildings, walls and other structures throughout Latvia. Our first
project is to work together to clean this graffiti from Latvia's
structures and to create specific places for Street Art to flourish.
The Beautiful Latvia Project is a private initiative comprised of
individuals, companies and even municipal entities that are all
working together to make Latvia as beautiful as it was meant to be.
If you would like to join our group or support it in some way please
feel free to contact us.
The Beautiful Latvia Project website is a central location for each
region to present their own Beautiful Project and to promote their
towns and regions. See some of our Beautiful Latvia below.
||You can keep up with the latest news regarding The
Beautiful Latvia Project at our Facebook page.