Teika, Riga

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Teika is a neighbourhood of Riga, the capital of Latvia.

Teika is the only neighbourhood in Riga which is planned and partly built in 1920-30ties. Built up areas consists mainly from 1-2 storey family houses but there are also five storey apartment houses, especially around Brīvības street and Zemitāna squere. Teika was planned as very modern district for those times and today is known with its Functionalist architecture which was widely practiced there.

Old cinema built in 1930ties in Teika
Monument to Jorģis Zemitāns in Zemitāna squere