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  • Skyline bar

    Just past the hero monement is the Skyline building. It's hard to bypass. At the very top is a restaurant bar offering excellent views over the city of Riga. Especially at night the views are attractive.

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  • Beautiful Old Town

    Riga has a very beautiful and nice old town. If someone comes to Riga, this would be the place to recommend. Have some beer in Dom square! :) Sunrise over Daugava river....

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  • Riga Black Balsam

    Latvia has long been known abroad for Riga Black Balsam, which has become a sort of national 'brand name' and a favourite souvenir. The unusual dark, strong, quite thick drink resembling a liqueur has long been regarded as possessing various medicinal properties. The history of Riga Black Balsam stretches right back to the 18th century. Regarded as...

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  • Vaira Vike Freiberga, the Latvian...

    Born in Riga, Latvia, on December 1, 1937, grew up in refugee camps in Germany, went to school in French Morocco, University studies in Canada (B.A. and M.A., Univ. of Toronto, Ph.D., McGill Univ.). Retired as professor emerita from the Universite de Montreal in 1998, after being a professor of psychology there since 1965. On May 10, 2000 received...

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  • The Mole of Daugava

    When you're in mole you can watching ships coming in and out of the port. They make very seriouce waves and you have to be careful when you go to the lighthouse. If the ship very big waves will be big and you have to choose safe place in the mole. The photo of big waves what can be better. :-)

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  • The lighthouse in the left mole of...

    Everyone can go till the lighthouse in the left mole of river Daugava. There is a great view to the sea and to ships. The lighthouse is the best place where to enjoy sunsets.

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  • How long should you stay?

    I spent some time thinking about how I wanted to allocate our days and I think I allocated pretty well between Vilnius and Riga. If you are doing a tour of the Baltics, I would allocate a minimum of 3 days to Riga, preferably 4.1 day to tour Old Riga1 day to tour New Riga and the Art Nouveau architecture1 day for a day trip to Sigulda1 day for a...

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  • Guard

    Near the Freedom monument you can find guard. If you are lucky and in the right time, you will see how it's change.

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  • Freedom Monument

    Quite high, quite interesting in a quite nice place - in a big square near the park with fountains.

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  • Streets

    While walking in a downtown of Riga, you will find lots of narrow, cosy and beautiful streets. Well preserved Old Town.

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  • Money matters

    We only had to use an ATM once and that was located at the airport past customs in the arrivals hall. I couldn't remember the conversion rate so I took out more than I needed which that lasted us for the entire trip, paid for everything except the hotel in cash-buses, meals, souvenirs, museum admissions.Most everything is so cheap that you would...

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  • Ethnographic Open-Air Museum

    Authentic houses, farmsteads, wind-mills, wooden churches are in Ethnographic museum. It is situated in a vast pine forest by the lake Jugla and it occupates an area of about 100 hectares. The museum has its own bee-farm and you can taste honey which is served with country bread and special drink brewed from honey.

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  • Historical stones

    Latvia was the part of Russian Empire. Titles in this stones are about visits of Russian Empire's tsars in the 1836 and 1868. This stones are near of harbour in Mangalsala (the island of Mangali). It is very beautuful place.

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  • About Riga

    Riga, the capital of Latvia, was officially founded in 1201. Riga is divided into six administrative districts: Centra, Kurzeme, Ziemeïu, Latgale, Vidzeme and Zemgale districts.

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  • A weekend break

    I've never been in Riga before and decided to go spontaneously with my working collegues ... I'm so happy about it cause I understood that such little weekend break gives many impressions for the weeks, days till the other travel.And how surprised and delighted I was when I saw the Bremen musicians statue on one street of the Old Town! It reminded...

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  • Opera and gardens

    I've never been to Riga's opera house but working as office administrator in my Kaunas University of Technology I often have to be aware of the performances' calendar in Riga's opera house because my university professors and their foreign guests love to go to Riga to enjoy opera there if they don't find what they want in Vilnius opera house.....

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  • The Harbour of Riga

    It's the place where the main river of Latvia Daugava in outfalls in the Riga's Gulf. The place is callen "Mangalsala". There are teo breakwaters in this place: one in the left bank of Daugava - Bolderaja and the second in the right bank - Mangalsala. Many people go there to see sunsent, to have a good time, to see ships are going in or out the...

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  • Internet connection

    You can connect to the internet from your hotel room by dialing 9008080. Charges vary but minimum is 0.01Lvs per minute at night or whatever your hotel charges.If you are staying in private accommodation and the calls are barred, then buy a Lattelekom card for 5Lvs for 2-8 hours connection time.

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  • Riga's zoo

    Riga's zoo is a great place to walking around with children. There are 3000 animals. Three years ago there was built "Tropic Home". It is a great dispersion.www.rigazoo.lv Ridden, "Tropic Home" and seals.

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  • Cyber Cafes

    For those of you that are still wanting your VT fix when you are away I have listed a few Cyber cafes here in Riga. Delat: (C-4) Baznicas 4a , tel. 722-0510. Open 24h.Dualnet: (J-2) Peldu 17, tel. 781-4440; on the edge of the old city, next to the Ainavas hotel. Open 24h. Clean, adequate. More like a cyber bar, with a full range of drinks.Elik...

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  • Get A Riga Card

    The Riga Card gives visitors free use of buses, trolley buses and trams, free train trips to Vecaki and Jurmala, free or discounted museum admission and discounts in shops, cafés, restaurants and on car hire. The card can be purchased at the Tourist Information Centre, at the airport, at selected hotels and anywhere displaying the RC sign. The Riga...

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  • The Dome Cathedral

    Yes you can see the Dome Cathedral right at the back of this pic. I know I will have to scan a better pic in. Perhaps this is more up your street..? haha Walking through this lovely street with all its colours and spectacular architecture on the way to the Cathedral. This Cathedral which you can see slightly in the background of this picture is...

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  • Cities twinned with Riga

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  • History of Riga

    As a Liv Village, Riga exists since the 11th century. 1198 For the first time the name of Riga was mentioned in the chronicles. 1201 Bishop Albert, the Lord of the Bremen's Town Hall, founded Riga as a medieval town. 1211 The first school - Dom School - was founded in Riga. 1225-1226 The Riga Town Council was established. The coat of arms of Riga...

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  • Lenin?

    This statue stands near the centre of the city, which celebrated its 800 years in 2001. It looks like soviet influence still exists, doesn't it? It is the statue of the Latvian red riflemen. Despite over half a century of this soviet rule, Latvia never lost its identity, the independence was recognised on 6 September 1991.

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  • The Freedom Monument

    it is also well-known as "Milda". It was designed by Karlis Zale and unveiled in 1935. The three stars in the maiden's hands represent the 3 historical regions of the country: Kurzeme, Vidzeme and Latgale. Locals are usually placing flowers at the base of the monument.

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  • Panorama!

    You should go to St. Peter's Cathedral, where you can have a good idea about the size and the beauty of the city... The church was first mentioned in the chronicles in 1209. Its wooden tower, the highest in Europe at the time it was built, has been destroyed and rebuilt several times. In 1973 it was rebuilt and topped with an iron spire.

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  • What a nice surprise to find...

    What a nice surprise to find the city of Riga in such nice conditions. The old town (Vecriga) is very well conserved and widely restored, with brilliant example of Jugendstile architecture; the moder part of the city is very well kept and dominated by just a few tall buildings (two of them the typical 'signatures' of the former Soviet empire: the...

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  • Vilhems Purvitis' "Spring Waters...

    Purvitis led us into the temple of Latvian nature with birch trunk columns, a marble white snow floor and a blue ceiling - the sky. (Uga Skulme) Vilhems Purvitis' "Spring Waters (Maestozo)" is one of his most famous works, where the master's most recognised theme is wonderfully reflected - the first awakenings of early spring. The balanced,...

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  • Like a castle!

    It is not a real castle, just a nice building at the old town, which is picturesque - like most of old towns worldwide! Enjoy your walk at the narrow streets of it...

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  • Daugava makes the difference

    Daugava (357 km in Latvia) is this big river which divides the capital of the Baltic in two parts. The inhabitants are about 800.000. Riga is the biggest city in the three baltic countries (Esthonia, Latvia, Lithuania). Another big river is Gaujia, the largest one (460 km).

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  • House of Blackheads

    House of Blackheads - it dates back to when German trademen travelled frequenntly around the Baltics during the Middle Ages and the house was like a fraternity house for these tradesmen Dancing around in the park on Vermanez Darz, watching a basketball match and passersby giggling at me. I do the same back home anyway, so I'm quite used to it :) ...

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  • This isn't really a 'must do',...

    This isn't really a 'must do', but if you are looking for cheap internet, go to 'elik interneta kafe' in the old town. There are 2 locations:Caka iela 26andKalku iela 11 By the way, the beers are extremely cheap there too!

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  • When you are in Riga the...

    When you are in Riga the absolutely must is Lido krasta restaurant ... If Paul Bunyon built a log cabin in Latvia it would look like this! Mr. Kirsons of the Lido Empire has outdone himself with the biggest buffet of home cookin' this country has ever seen. Enter the tremendous cellar and discover another restaurant with two bars which serve beer...

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  • I was In Ryga again - and it...

    I was In Ryga again - and it is really nice again ! Amazing old part ! And houses - i found very nice restaurant for me !!

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  • You can walk and have a...

    You can walk and have a wonderful time exploring the labyrinth streets of Riga's Old Town, admire the Churches and buildings everywhere, majority from the 13th century, like the Cat House, it was named after the two cats perched on the roof. I was much impressed the House of Blackheads, the beautiful Gothic building was first mentioned in 1334,...

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  • To wonder around Old Riga...

    To wonder around Old Riga center which architecture is the proud of all Riga citezens. All Riga citizen very proud for famous and biggest in Europe Organ Cathederal-Dome Cathederal there You can listen to it a have a great pleasure!

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  • Walking around old part of the...

    Walking around old part of the city You can see lot of interesting architecture! Here is the Blackhead's House.

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  • Tourist Office Patricia LTD...

    Tourist Office Patricia LTD were most helpful people. They provided me with a low cost B&B room and lots of free advice. They also have apartments to rent by the day, week or longer. http://www.rigalatvia.net The lovely women! WOW if I was only a Romeo!

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  • The Latvian composer Raimonds...

    The Latvian composer Raimonds Pauls' album ''White Melodies'' will be released in early November. The album was recorded along with Riga chamber musicians conducted by Normunds Sne.Composer Janis Lusens has arranged the songs. The album was produced by Karlis Pinnis and mixed by Nick Webb at the famous ''Abbey Road Studios''. Webb has also worked...

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  • Walk on the streets in Old...

    Walk on the streets in Old Town. Old Riga it's a gothic churches. You must do some pictures for memory of Old Riga. famous andwonderful Organ Cathedral-Dome. It's a biggest in Europe.St. Peter. Cathedral.

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  • Walk the streets of the Old...

    Walk the streets of the Old Town and explore the magnificent churches. Many of the old merchants' homes and warehouses are also interesting, having a faintly Germanic character like much of the city. Riga 'castle' is not much to look at, but if you are a military history buff you will enjoy the military museum in Pulvertonis, the Powder...

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  • This used to be some kind of...

    This used to be some kind of must for me when I was there, so I recommend you to walk around in old Riga for sure but not in those streets that everyone knows... Don't forget there is always something to explore in the 'Old town'... And don't forget to go to 'Sigulda' another beautiful town which is just an hour far away from riga. And of course...

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  • Vernissage disco on a 'good'...

    Vernissage disco on a 'good' night [ie weekend]. There are several other wild places but this has a up-and-down piece of dance floor and hundreds of great dancers. Unbelievably gorgeous women, often Russian but Latvian also. All ages from kidlets to grandmothers. There is a delightful shortage of men (at least, of men willing to be serious). Disco...

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  • Go to the Old Town! Gothic...

    Go to the Old Town! Gothic chirches and ancient buildings are there reminding of the Middle ages. The 'open-air museum' contains more than 150 architectural monuments. During the autumn, when the weather is quite often rany, you will certainly find 'shelters' in numerious cafes situated in the Old town. Walk through the labyrinth of cobble stoned...

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  • Reval Hotel Ridzene

    This year - hotel Ridzene again. The main hotel's advantage is its very quiet location in the very...

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  • Radi Un Draugi

    We had a great stay at Radi Un Draugi. Our room was nice and clean and the breakfast buffet offered...

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  • Hotel Bergs

    Hotel Bergs is located in the posh Berga Bazaars shopping area in the new town, about ten mins...

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