Roaming Latvia’s Capital – Riga

Roaming Latvia’s Capital – Riga, Riga, Latvia (B)

Unlike Tallinn, Riga’s Old Town is not confined within a wall. It spreads out to cover a much larger area. especially when you include the well-preserved Art Nouveau District. Something to consider when you’re planning your strategy to see the sites. It is, however, every bit as beautiful as the Estonian capital and has also been designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site. So it’s a little bit the same but with its own unique personality.

Riga’s Old Town has a parkland next to it with a canal you can either cruise or walk along its banks. The parkland separates the old from the new, keeping the hustle and bustle of the modern city at bay. Riga was also part of the Hanseatic League and much of the architecture in the medieval centre reflects this. That means on a sunny day you are bound to get some beautiful pictures.

So, this is where we found ourselves on our first full day out in the city. We caught a tram around the corner from our apartment and in about 20 minutes found ourselves negotiating cobbled streets. We couldn’t help drawing comparisons with Tallinn, they share so much in common, on the surface anyway. ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: Roaming Latvia’s Capital – Riga
Guide Location: Latvia » Riga
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Author: Sharyn Nilsen
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Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • Beerhouse Number 1
  • Art Nouveau District
  • Riga Central Market
  • Latvian Open-Air Ethnographic Museum
  • Museum of Decorative Arts and Design
  • The Riga Art Noveau Museum

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