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48 Hours in Riga, Latvia

48 Hours in Riga, Latvia, Riga, Latvia (B)

Latvia was my first visit to a Baltic country, and it didn't disappoint. Its capital, Riga, is the biggest city in the region and one of the most interesting cities in the north of Europe for a short break. From a beautiful medieval Old Town to one of the best Art Nouveau architecture in the world, Riga was a big surprise and I enjoyed every single moment that I spent in there. Here is what you can expect to see if you have 48h to spend in the Latvian capital!

I reserved my first day in Riga to explore the Old Town, which is the best way to get familiar with this beautiful city. My hotel, the Wellton Oasis Hotel & Spa, was located right at the south end of the Old Town, which made it very convenient to explore all the main historical attractions. 

My first stop was the sculpture of the Bremen Town Musicians. The statue is inspired by a tale written by the Brother's Grim, which tells the story of a donkey, a dog, a cat and a rooster who are no longer considered useful by their owners and decide to become musicians. ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: 48 Hours in Riga, Latvia
Guide Location: Latvia » Riga
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Author: Alberto C.
Read it on Author's Website: https://www.arwtravels.com/blog/48-hours-riga-latvia
Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • Wellton Oasis Hotel & Spa
  • Bremen Town Musicians
  • St. Peter's Church
  • Town Hall Square
  • Blackheads House
  • Dome Square
  • Riga Dome Cathedral
  • Rozena Street
  • Riga Castle
  • Three Brothers
  • Saeima
  • St. James's Cathedral
  • Swedish Gate
  • Powder Tower
  • Latvian War Museum
  • Livu Square
  • Freedom Monument
  • Riga's Central Market
  • Ghetto and Latvia Holocaust Museum
  • Latvian Academy of Science
  • Nativity of Christ Orthodox Cathedral of Riga
  • Museum of the Occupation of Latvia
  • KGB building
  • Peitav-Shul Synagogue
  • Cat House
  • Lido
  • Ribs & Rock Grill

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