In Riga’s 800 years of turbulent history, everyone from German knights to Swedish kings and Soviet commissars have left their footprints, and today Latvia’s capital is an exciting European metropolis at the crossroads of eastern and northern Europe. Riga has a highly diverse architecture representing various periods starting from the 13th century including such styles as Romanticism, Gothic, Mannerism, Baroque, Eclectic, Modernism, Art Nouveau. The majority of buildings have the status of a cultural monument and are included in the UNESCO World Heritage List.

Magnificent churches like St.Peter Church, St.Jacob’s Church, architectural masterpieces like the House of Blackheads and Riga Dome Cathedral, the trio of historical buildings known by locals as the Three Brothers, as well as Riga Castle, the Powder Tower and the many other architecturally and historically important places are waiting for guests.

Riga is an adventure for the Foodies too. The enormous Central Market is a treasure trove of earthy sausage, cheese and black bread, smoked fish, and much more. Sample the goods on a picnic in one of Riga’s lovely parks, or enjoy a hearty meal in many great value cafes and restaurants.
From magnificent cathedrals to fresh food markets and opera to a one-of-a-kind car museum, Riga has everything for a memorable visit. This inspiring city will make you smile!

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