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Top Things to Do in Riga, Latvia

Top Things to Do in Riga, Latvia, Riga, Latvia (B)

Latvia is the forgotten middle child of the Baltic countries, but its capital Riga is by far, the most beautiful. With lovely sights, good food and awesome bars to have a drink, the city makes for a perfect place to enjoy day and night. Here are some of the top sights and activities not to miss when you visit Riga.

Riga is one of these wonderful places where locals want to welcome visitors and teach them about their city and way of life. There are a couple of free walking tours available daily that will show you around. The Old Riga walking tour, which is at 11 am and 3 pm, includes the highlights and history of the Old Town part of the city.

An even more popular tour takes you to the “real” Riga, like the Moscow district outside of Old Town. This one departs daily at noon from St. Peter’s Church. It takes you through the suburbs around Riga and includes a lot of information about life in Latvia, or as they call it “misery.” This is a great way to see the less-traveled places in town, though by virtue of a fact that there’s now a daily tour there, I suppose that’s no longer the case. ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: Top Things to Do in Riga, Latvia
Guide Location: Latvia » Riga
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Author: Ana Montano
Read it on Author's Website: http://www.gnometrotting.com/top-things-to-do-in-riga-latvia/
Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • St. Peter’s Church
  • House of the Blackheads
  • Nativity of Christ Cathedral
  • Riga Cathedral
  • Latvian War Museum
  • Museum of the Occupation of Latvia
  • Riga Central Market
  • Folkklubs Ala Pagrabs
  • Latvian Academy of Sciences building

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