What to see and do / Museums and exhibitions

CAURUMKROGS

In Caurumkrogs you can see an unusual gallery of open-air paintings with works by the artist Jānis Staņislavs Roze (1823-1897). He was a portraitist and the first Latvian artist to receive an academic degree and education in art at the St. Petersburg Academy. The artist’s life started here in Caurumkrogs – in the house currently known as Saulītes.

Caurumkrogs used to be a place, where people with a horse-drawn carriage could stop and cool off on the long journey from Riga to Valmiera. Now that the horse-drawn carriage is no longer on this road, guests are invited to stop here by bicycle or car. The bike racks here are also significant, reminiscent of horse sledding. Here you can see not only the portraits painted by Jānis Staņislavs Roze, but also the works painted by the students of the art school, which decorate the walled windows of the former pub

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