Europe’s Best Kept Secret? A Weekend in Riga Latvia.

Latvia, Riga Guide (B): Europe’s Best Kept Secret? A Weekend in Riga Latvia.

From the moment we arrived for our first weekend in Riga Latvia, we found a charming city that instantly endears itself to you. 

Named the European Capital of Culture in 2014, the capital city of Latvia is very pretty, in a whimsical fairy tale kind of way. From the impressive art nouveau architecture, the finest collection in Europe, the winding, medieval lanes of the UNESCO listed Old Town to the skyline of storybook spires; Riga is picture postcard pretty wherever you look.

While Riga is the largest capital city in the Baltic States, it is by no means a “big city”. It’s charm also stems from the wide main streets, lack of traffic and bicycle friendly culture in the city centre. There is no shortage of lush city parks making this a very walkable and pleasant city.

Everyone walks or cycles; the city is clean, friendly and quite refined. Throw in a modern and fresh cafe culture, some of the best restaurants in Europe, a great bar scene and you can have a fabulous weekend break in Riga. ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: Europe’s Best Kept Secret? A Weekend in Riga Latvia.
Guide Location: Latvia » Riga
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Sight(s) featured in this guide: Art Nouveau Museum   The Cat House   The Central Market   The Freedom Monument   Pauls Stradins Museum for History of Medicine   The Gallery Park Hotel  
Author: Kate O'malley
Read it on author's website: http://www.vagrantsoftheworld.com/weekend-in-riga/

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