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Riga Pocket Guide

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A city of spires, churches, museums and one of the most vibrant social scenes in the Baltic, Riga is Latvia's capital city. At one time an influential port city, today Riga is a popular destination with travellers from all over the world. The city boasts a plethora of historical and cultural attractions, tempting local cuisine and a great selection of world-class bars and clubs.


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  • Cheap Eats Markets in zeppelin hangers, local favourites and top-notch international cuisine are all covered here.
  • Don't Miss From adrenalin highs at the Bobsleigh track to numerous world-class museums, check out some of Riga's main attractions.
  • Riga for Free You'll find some great tips here, covering places to go in Riga that won't cost you a lat!
  • A Day in Riga... Spend the day with us in Latvia's capital

Riga City Reviews

  • 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.

  • 70%

    Anonymous

    Cool town.

    A very cool old town area in Riga with good restaurants, bars, and cafés. Many of the restaurants and bars stay open very late, which is great for travellers on holiday in my opinion.

    Insider Tip:Stay in the old town. Walk everywhere.

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