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

  • 80%


    Too nice to share

    Riga is a lovely city with very friendly locals. I hope the stag parties don't ruin it too much, I was lucky enough to avoid most of them in my time there! Stay classy Riga :)

    Insider Tip:Charli's Pizza does very tasty fresh pizzas!

  • 90%



    Old town limited by the river to the west, the railroad lines to the east and south, and without a definite boundary to the north. The areas usually most interesting to tourists are the Old Town and the area around the Freedom Monument, located nearby.

    Insider Tip:Art Noveau Buildings. *Alberta and Elizabetes streets (iela) are the best place to see the creations of Art Nouveau architect Eisenstein, famous of his splendid style

  • 60%


    Nice old town and a good infrastructure city

    It's a city with a very good infrastructure to a country with only two decades of independency, nice old town, beautiful parks, safe.

  • 60%


    Drunk Frats and Old Ladies

    I dont know why the stags come in swarms to Riga to go to lame, girl-less, overpriced bars. But they do in droves. And during the day, try and wedge between the gaggles of old men and women off for their tea or "authentic"Latvian food that seems a lot like every other food I had in Eastern Europe.

    Insider Tip:Go to the parks. They are beautiful on their own. Take a book, but really amuse yourself by watching girls hobble down cobblestone streets in ankle-breaking heels.

  • 90%


    Riga 2013

    Surprising stay in Riga. I heard about this town a few months ago, and it is now one of my favorite destination. The atmosphere during the WE is just amazing, great if you like to party (be just a little bit careful to avoid problems). We stayed 3 days there, too short to see everything, taste all the local food and beers. Two countries in one (Russia and Latvia) which makes the destination even more interresting.

    Insider Tip:Go to the russian area next to the bus station, and visit the markets. Very good bargain there, even if a bit of russian language may help. (Not very safe during the night). On sunday, many people goes to the "vasingtona laucuns" area to have a beer, and watch the alternative art exhibitions.

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