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A city break is a great time to experience and discover Riga’s rich cultural heritage. This Baltic city is certainly one that you should put on your to-visit-list.
The Latvian capital, which is an amazing 800 years old is the home to some stunning architecture in Riga’s Old Town and Riga’s City centre. As well as being a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Riga is world renowned for Art Nouveau and Jugendstil architecture.
There is so much to see and do as well as so much that will keep you entertained during your Riga City Break.
Visitors to the Latvian capital will have to visit one of Latvia’s biggest theatres, the Latvian National Theatre. It was founded in 1919.
Riga Cathedral or Rigas Doms as it is known in Latvian is a real treat for tourists who visit this splendid European city. Known as the largest house of worship in the Baltics, Riga Cathedral is where you will find one of the biggest organs in Europe. It is well worth a visit.
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For all you history enthusiasts out there a trip to the Museum of the Occupation of Latvia is a very interesting museum to see. This museum chronicles both the Nazi and the Soviet occupations of Latvia.
The Central Market of Riga is a great place to visit. Built in 1930, it became Riga’s Central Market and it quickly became known as one of the most modern marketplaces in Europe. During your extensive tour of Riga’s Central Market you will be able to ramble through the stalls and maybe purchase a bargain.
Riga’s Old Town is where you will discover the overall warmth and charm that the Latvian capital possesses.
A major tourist attraction that draws thousands and thousands of visitors each year is The House of the Blackheads. It was built in 1334 and it can be found in Town Hall Square in the heart of Riga’s Old Town. The original building was erected during the first third of the 14th Century for the Brotherhood of Blackheads – a Guild for unmarried German merchants in Riga. The House of the Blackheads is one of Riga’s architectural treasures and it was rebuilt in honour of the city’s 800th anniversary in 2001.
To finish off a great day in Riga why don’t you discover some of Riga’s spectacular views by enjoying a boat trip along the Daugava River.
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