Brīvības piemineklis (Freedom Monument)
Brīvības iela 1
The Freedom Monument, a symbol of independent Latvia, was designed by the well-known Latvian architect Kārlis Zāle and constructed in 1931–1935 on money donated by the citizens of Latvia. The image of Liberty, a woman is holding three stars in stretched hands, symbolizes the historical parts of Latvia: Kurzeme, Vidzeme and Latgale. The monument somehow managed to survive the Communist era when laying flowers at the base of it could result in exile to Siberia. Restored in 2001, it is now a well-loved monument, visited by many.