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

  • 70%


    Like Bremen and an explosion of restaurants. cafés and co.

    The city is nice. Small but not too small. The city center reminds of any hanseatic city and me for example a bit of Bremen, Germany. The getting around is easy. We walked a lot. The latvians are nice but a bit distant and you'll get in contact mostlikely at tourist sites or in the many restaurants and cafés from stylish to subterranean... Shopping is really westerly but not as diverse as expected... so get ready for restaurants, markets (halls), modern art and relaxed and simple life.

    Insider Tip:Market halls, The district around the statue of liberty and the restaurant/bars/club Ezitis Migla.

  • 50%


    Great for partying/messy weekend away, not so much for sightseeing

    Don't get me wrong I loved Riga. Nightlife is one of the best I've experienced. Enough to do during the day for 2/3 days (especially when you're sleeping through half of it from being out until 6am) but if you're going for a couples weekend then I can't really recommend it as you may get a bit bored after a while.

    Insider Tip:If you're there for drinking then stay at the Naughty Squirrel Backpackers hostel. If you can't then go to the Aussie bar round the corner to meet some like-minded travellers and make sure you go to the Rock Cafe between midnight and 6AM!

  • 80%


    The next Party City

    With cheap flights and accommodation, this is the next European Party City. As Prague continues to fill, watch out for this location becoming the next mega city. With plenty to do through the day, the city then also comes alive at night, with plenty of bars and clubs to usher in the next day!

    Insider Tip:Free Walking Tours: get a real insider look at this up-and-coming city!

  • 80%


    Don't Overlook this gem

    This city is definitely not on many bucket lists, but you should add it now. They are all polite. They all speak English. There are fascinating museums and great architecture to explore. The food is delicious.

  • 60%


    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

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