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11 Essential Things to Do in Riga, Latvia

11 Essential Things to Do in Riga, Latvia, Riga, Latvia (B)

The Baltic States were always somewhere I’d been curious to visit and in August of this year I thankfully had the chance to do so. My first stop was to be Riga, the capital of Latvia and I was pretty excited. My arrival may not have been met with the greatest of weather but I didn’t care once I started exploring.

Riga had this feeling of familiarity about it that I just couldn’t shake – I felt instantly at home there. While it had plenty of aspects that reminded me of other places, Riga still very much felt like its own place. Here are 11 things to see and do in Riga that you cannot miss.

If you’re looking for somewhere to start with Riga, then its Old Town makes the most sense. Riga’s Old Town is an immensely walkable area, in part because of the way it’s laid out but also just because of how interesting the streets are. You will come across big squares with fascinating churches but the smaller streets have plenty to offer too. Great for lovers of architecture and for photo opportunities too. Don’t miss the Three Brothers houses, the oldest complex of houses in the city. ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: 11 Essential Things to Do in Riga, Latvia
Guide Location: Latvia » Riga
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Author: David Johnston
Read it on Author's Website: http://www.travelsewhere.net/riga/
Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • Old Town
  • Three Brothers houses
  • Riga Cathedral
  • Dome Square
  • Alberta
  • Strelnieku
  • Riga Castle
  • National Library
  • TV Tower
  • Bastejkalns Park
  • Kronvalda Park
  • Galleria Riga Shopping Mall
  • Freedom Monument
  • Livu Square
  • Great Guild
  • House of the Blackheads
  • Academy of Sciences
  • St Peter’s Church
  • Riga Ghetto and Latvian Holocaust Museum

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