World Cemeteries

The Great Cemetery in Riga, Latvia

Riga Big Cemetery - memorial park, Riga necropolis. Located near the city center. In the second half of the XVIII century, after numerous epidemics, a cemetery was built outside Riga by order of Catherine the Great. The area of ​​the cemetery for 2020 will be about 30 hectares. Many famous Latvian public figures are buried in the cemetery: scientists, writers, architects, doctors, politicians and others. Closed for new burials in the second half of the 20th century. At present, there are disorderly gravestones and empty crypts among the trees in the area, in some places there are alleys.