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Riga

The biggest metropolis in the Baltics, Riga perfectly blends timeless tradition and cutting edge cool. Drop in and get energized by a city with surprises on every road and rooftop.

Amazing architecture and history

A Nordic blonde with a fiery heart, there’s much more to Riga than meets the eye.

In its 800 years of turbulent history, everyone from German knights to Swedish kings and Soviet commissars have left their footprints, and today Latvia’s capital is an exciting European metropolis at the crossroads of eastern and northern Europe.

 

Riga’s astonishing skyline tells the story, as the timeless Gothic spires in the Old Town mingle with the fantastic facades of one of the world’s richest collections of Art Nouveau on the grand boulevards. 

Riga is a UNESCO World Heritage site of cobblestones and breathtaking river views, as well as Europe’s Wifi capital with almost 1,000 spots to get online for free.

 

Bread, beer and Balsam

Riga is an adventure for the taste buds too. The enormous Central Market is a treasure trove of earthy sausage, cheese and black bread, smoked fish, and much more. Sample the goods on a picnic in one of Riga’s lovely parks, or enjoy a hearty meal in many great value bistro and cafes.

Riga Central Market

 

To wash it down, sample intriguing local beers in the brew pubs along hipster strip Miera iela, or a cocktail with the mysterious Riga Black Balsam in fun-filled bars across town.

 

Some popular daytrips

This city of 700,000 has enough to keep you busy for days, but it’s also compact enough for easy daytrips to the beautiful Latvian countryside.

 

Explore the natural paradise of Sigulda with its fairytale castles, romantic vistas and adventure sports, stroll along miles of pine-fringed sandy beaches in the seaside playground Jurmala, and marvel at the Baroque and Rococo splendor of Rundale Palace.

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Tourism centre nearby: 
The multifunctional Riga Tourist Information Centre is aimed at promoting the tourism coordination and development of Riga city and providing who
Rātslaukums 6, Rīga, LV-1050
Phone: +371 67037900
Working hours: 10:00 - 18:00
Last updated: 
30.10.2018