Ogre
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Sunday, July 14

Today is a name day for
Ritvars, Oskars, Anvars

1. Historic Buildings and Square of Ogre town

Address Brīvības street, Ogre
Description

Brīvības street in Ogre is notable for its architectural samples of the 20ies and 30ies of the 20th century. Here you can see the buildings of such masters as Vladimirs Šervinskis, Indriķis Blakenburgs, Eduards Smurģis, Dāvids Zariņs and others. Nowadays, most buildings are architectural monuments of local or national importance. The pedestrian street has been stylized and depicts the meandering course of the river Ogre and its islands, represented by flowerbeds.

 

The landscaped square at the beginning of the street has become a popular gathering place for the locals and city guests. The town square hosts music, art, sports and other entertainments. During the summer, the residents and the guests of the city can enjoy the complex of fountains named The Digital Water Curtain, and a fountain that you can step in and paddle, which is especially appealing to the youngest visitors. 

The clock Fazer is a piece of modern art located in the very heart of the city – the square in Brīvības street. The restored clock is a gift from the company Fazer to Ogre and its residents on the city’s 90th birthday. The company logo, located at number 8 on the clock face, symbolizes the start of business hours at the company.

 

The pedestrian street ends at Baltā cielava (The White Wagtail), a sculpture by Jānis Karlovs. As you walk the street, do not forget to greet the pride of the city - the bear cub Eric!


 

Listen to the audio guide’s story about this site:

 

  1. Download the free app "Ogres novadnieks";
  2. In the section "Tourism" find the objects 1-5;
  3. Tap the icon "Audio guide" and listen to the tale.

 

The mobile app "Ogres novadnieks" is available on app stores: