Top things to see & do in Riga, Latvia

Posted by Simona Lukošaitytė  |  June 23, 2016

Check this out! Top things to see & do in Riga, Latvia

Well it is quite obvious, that Riga is an absolutely great destination for a weekend get-away trip! It is a place, where you can easily gain brand new inspirations and simply relax. The capital of Latvia is a pearl of the whole Baltics – you will figure it out by yourself. Riga is included in the UNESCO World Cultural and Natural Heritage list and not without a reason. It’s the is the largest city in the Baltics States and city is home to more than 700,000 inhabitants. It is a multicultural city in which everybody can always find a large number of things to see &do. Do you still thinking what to do in Riga? Baltic Tours team has prepared a list of interesting things to do on your unforgettable weekend in Riga.

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Already in Riga, but don’t know where to go?

As a first sight we highly recommend you to start touring experience with St. Peter’s Church. You can simply take an elevator which will take you to the top, where you can admire the red roofs and cobbled streets of the Old Town. But make sure it is a sunny day! It is much more beautiful view to see. After this, you can go to get some knowledge about the history of Latvia. The best place to know more about this country is to visit Museum of the Occupation of Latvia. This museum is thus a haunting memorial to the victims of the Holocaust and of Soviet repression. We have even more to suggest for people who likes museums. Take a walk on Alberta Street and see The Art Nouveau Museum, which is more than worth to see. The building has a spiral staircase with ornamental ceiling paintings. This Art Nouveau staircase is among the most impressive not only in Riga but also the whole Europe.

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Any other suggestions?

After all day of walking you can explore pubs and try local Latvian drinks. If you want something really unique – try Riga Black Balsam. Sometimes it is described as having a taste of medicine. It can be drunk on its own or in cocktails, although you must remember it is very strong!

Don’t forget to experience the nightlife in Riga. With reasonable prices, friendly locals and tourists, and many bars Riga is known as a party destination. You can try your skills on singing at the huge karaoke bar named “Rock Café”. Or go to one of the most popular bar called “I love you”. We truly hope you will enjoy your stay!

One of the most important things – souvenirs. The best choice is to go shopping at the Riga Central Market. It’s the largest market in Europe so there’s a good chance you can hunt for and find unexpected treasures there.

Also, you can find more activities in Riga. You can always take the free tour and go to explore the city for free. In Old Town, you can find a lot of cozy streets for a fabulous walking. Just don’t be afraid to get lost! Sometimes it is really nice to get lost and explore a city. After spending all weekend there, we believe you will fall in love with Riga and come back again. Ready?