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27.02.2015 -LETA 2 million tourists visited Riga in 2014

A total of 1,122,926 visitors stayed at hotels and other accommodations in Riga in 2014, which represents a 15.6 percent increase on 2013. The total number of tourists visiting the city reached 2 million last...

27.02.2015 -LETA Former "Swans" member Jarboe and Alexander Hacke of "Einstuerzende Neubauten" to perform in Riga

The American songwriter and artist Jarboe, the longtime bass player of the German industrial band "Einstuerzende Neubauten", Alexander Hacke, the American multi-artist Danielle de Picciotto, and cellist Helen...

23.02.2015 -LETA Number of visitors at Latvian tourist accommodation establishments up 14.1%

The number of visitors at tourist accommodation establishments in Latvia in 2014 reached 2.1 million, with the total number of overnight stays at 4.2 million, according to data provided by the Central...

20.02.2015 -LETA Industrial band "Laibach" to perform in Riga in March

Slovenian industrial band "Laibach" will give a concert at the "Melna piektdiena" club in Riga on March 19, as the concert organizers' representative Edgars Abolins told LETA. The concert in Riga is part of...

18.02.2015 -LETA Swedish singer Loreen to perform in Riga this spring

The Swedish singer Loreen, who won the Eurovision Song Contest in 2013, will perform in Riga this spring, the concert agency FBI informed LETA. The performance will take place at the Daugava Concert Hall in...

17.02.2015 -LETA Transport minister says "Ryanair" will continue Riga flights

Transport Minister Anrijs Matiss (Unity) does not believe that the Irish low-fare airline "Ryanair" could leave the Riga International Airport. The minister said in an interview with the Latvian Television...
The exhibition celebrates ice hockey, which is arguably the most popular sport in Latvia.

27.12.2014 Kalnciema Quarter Gallery opens new year with exhibition celebrating “national sport of Latvia” – ice hockey

Sabīne Vekmane’s solo exhibition “Ice Hockey” will be on show at Kalnciema Quarter Gallery, 35 Kalnciema Street, from January 4 to January 17. The...
Also on the programme: performances by chefs and taste-testing events, as well as new Christmas meal recipes for the visitors.photo by: Edijs Pālens, LETA

22.12.2014 Last chance to buy all you need for Christmas at Riga fairs on Monday

The Riga Central and the wooden building renovation centre “Koka Rīga” have prepared special surprises, creative activities, and a vast offer of...
Many of the European Capital of Culture events will continue into 2015.photo by: LETA

18.12.2014 European Capital of Culture Year in Riga Coming to Close

For just a few days yet Riga will be the European Capital of Culture, and already in January 2015 the title will be passed over to the Czech city of...
Sigulda Castlephoto by: LETA

18.12.2014 Advance ticket sales under way for Sigulda Opera Music Festival

THE summertime event in scenic Sigulda has been entertaining audiences for 23 years now, and the 2015 edition promises to be even bigger and better.