X
Latvia.travel mobile app. Your official guide for travelling in Latvia.
Download

You are here

Notes from Europe: Riga a diverse European city

16.05.2011 | Andrey Bilko

The capital of Latvia - Riga - is the largest city in the Baltics and has been an important Viking trade center since the 12th century.

The capital of Latvia - Riga - is the largest city in the Baltics and has been an important Viking trade center since the 12th century.

Today, Riga is boiling with business, industry and the culture of independent Latvia. Divided in two parts by the Daugava River, Riga serves as an important port, full of ferries, cruise liners and transport ships, and situated a mere 15 miles from the coast of the Baltic Sea.

For full article please click here.

Related news
Rigaprovides the visitor with a wealth of experiences from its lively nightlife and international cuisine, to its medieval streets and fascinating architecture.
This Baltic beauty is more than 800 years old with an irresistible charm that combines the medieval and the modern. Gaze at Gothic architecture or marvel at folk music festivals taking place throughout the...
A List of Latvian Castles. Every famous castle from Latvia has been included. Originally made of earth and wood, later castles were built of stone, so many still survive today.
Eight hundred years has shaped the city's unique appearance and rich traditions. Because of its geographical position on the Baltic Sea, Riga has been an important center for trade, finance and culture...