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City Guide Riga, Latvia

Visiting Riga

Riga is both the capital city of Latvia and the biggest city in the Baltic. It covers an area of over 307 square kilometres. More than 722,000 people call Riga home. With its art nouveau architecture and numerous green spaces, Riga is an extremely pretty city. Sprawling across the Daugava River, Riga is divided into a number of different areas, including its picturesque and popular Old Town.

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Riga City Reviews

  • 60%

    Anonymous

    very beautiful city

    Even though it seems small, full of things to see. Art nouveau architecture. I love the atmosphere there. The weather... recommend to go there

  • 80%

    midlifewanderlust1965

    Riga

    There is a lot to like about Riga. I found it to be a clean city. The old town is worth spending a day walking around. I was lucky the sun was shining and it added to my experience. Everything in Riga is easily accessible by foot. I would highly recommend visiting the Museum of the Occupation of Latvia. You get a sense of the recent history. There are plenty of places to eat, some of which are good value. Also plenty of coffee houses for the coffee lover.

    Insider Tip:Take your self out of the old town and wander admiring the art nouveau designs on the buildings.

  • 90%

    Anonymous

    Accidentally visited the cemetery at 03:00 AM. Not a Goth.

    As for Old Riga, it was unusually peaceful for me the megapolis dweller. No labels, no maps, no popups, no hints on directions - and almost no locals wandering the streets of Old Riga by night. I had no idea the quiet, almost ethereal park I was walking in at 03:00'morning was a memorial park (ex-cemetery); had almost no chance to determine it from a tourist map and found it days later.

    Insider Tip:Check the maps!

  • 80%

    Anonymous

    Always lot o

    This is maybe the fiftith times that i put a foot on this land. My opinion does not change. The evolution of this city is very slow. Prices seem not to rise. It is good. A lot of place to party until 6 or 7 am. But be careful. Some bars get your money from your credit card. See the black list of american ambassie.

  • 60%

    Anonymous

    Eh, a couple of days will do it.

    People are friendly, women are pretty, good nightlife, but not a whole lot to do or see otherwise. Good for a couple of days.

    Insider Tip:If you are hungover and have a good group rent a car and go for a road trip. Some of the "sights" around Lativa are laughable.

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