Latvian capital Riga is one of the oldest cities on the Easter shore of the Baltic sea. As far as by 12th century the city was trading center on the Baltics and the most successful time for the city was the end of 19th – beginning of 20th century when Riga was one of the major ports of Russian Empire. From that times we can enjoy majestic building of Art Nuveau, signs of long and complicated history in the constructions of the Old Town of Riga.
Riga Old Town is on the UNESCO World Heritage list but the city offer much more – night clubs, all sorts of restaurants, cozy cafes just for your dining experience. You can take great relaxing boat trips on Daugava river and Riga channel, bike, segway or just waking tours in the Old Town and Art Nuveau district.
Classical music lovers will enjoy organ concerts at Riga’s Dome, National Opera Theater shows, concerts at the Great Guild. Modern music fans will enjoy numerous clubs with live performances from folk to heavy metal music.
Expand your city break by getting acquainted with Latvian nature. Relax at Gauja National Park called Latvian Switzerland for it's steep banks of Gauja river covered with forests. Get a glimpse of medieval castles on the banks of Gauja. You can also enjoy sightseeing tour to Jurmala to admire wooden architecture of the first half of 20th century or take a tour to Rundale Palace – summer home of the Duke of Courland built by famous architect Bartolomeo Rastrelli.
More information is available on the website of Riga’s Tourist Office.
No matter if you are young or older you will find your joy visiting Riga.