A northern European city that bears the hallmarks of a history influenced by its former Russian and German occupation, Riga in Latvia offers a wealth of treasures within its compact limits. Stroll the Old Town to discover beer houses and local restaurants – where the local beverage of Balsam is in plentiful supply -, gaze across the pretty cityscape from St Peter’s Church Tower and stroll the pleasant Mezaparks.

A city that buzzes from morning to evening, Riga is a hive of enchanting vistas and relaxing green spaces, a beauty typified by its status as a UNESCO World Heritage site.

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  • Saint Roland sculpture and Saint Peters Church, Riga

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Average temperature

Information below is based on average highest temperature for each month.

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  • 24℃
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  • 13
  • 13
  • 16
  • 14
  • 11

Information above is based on the average number of days which experience some form of rainfall for each month.


When to Visit

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Take a city break in Krakow and immerse yourself in a captivating blend of history, culture, and architectural beauty, as this Polish gem offers a journey through centuries-old streets, stunning medieval castles, and a vibrant arts scene that will leave you enchanted and inspired.

For history lovers and admirers of Renaissance, Baroque and Gothic architecture, cultural events and cuisine, a short break to any one of Poland‘s top cities – Gdansk, Krakow, Warsaw and Wroclaw has to be on top of the list of European places to encounter.


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