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Riga

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.

 

What you’ll love most about Riga

  • Wander through the charming streets of Riga’s Old Town, a UNESCO World Heritage site, where cobblestone alleys, medieval buildings, and stunning churches like St. Peter’s and Riga Cathedral invite you to explore the city’s rich history and architectural beauty
  • Marvel at the Art Nouveau architecture in the city’s Centrs district, home to one of the world’s largest collections of Art Nouveau buildings, with intricate facades and ornate details that reflect Riga’s vibrant cultural heritage and artistic flair
  • Discover the history of Latvia at the Museum of the Occupation of Latvia, where poignant exhibits and personal stories recount the country’s tumultuous past under Soviet and Nazi occupations, offering a deeper understanding of its journey to independence
  • Enjoy a leisurely stroll along the picturesque Riga Canal, where verdant parks, charming bridges, and scenic waterways provide a peaceful escape within the city, perfect for relaxation and leisurely boat rides
  • Savour the flavours of Latvian cuisine at Riga’s bustling Central Market, one of Europe’s largest and most vibrant markets, where fresh produce, local delicacies, and traditional dishes like grey peas and smoked fish tempt your taste buds amidst a lively atmosphere
  • Experience Riga’s dynamic cultural scene, from the stunning performances at the Latvian National Opera and Ballet to the vibrant nightlife in the city’s hip bars and clubs, where live music, contemporary art, and lively entertainment showcase the city’s modern energy and creativity

Where to Book

  • Saint Roland sculpture and Saint Peters Church, Riga

  • Riga City Breaks

Average temperature

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

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When to Visit

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