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Private Walking Tour of Riga Old Town
"The most enchanting part of Riga is the Old Town. The buildings and the history surrounding them creates a fascinating and whimsical picture of Riga’s past. This area also offers all of the amenities that you could possibly need: bars night-clubs restaurants hotels museums and most importantly a great atmosphere.Our professional and certified tour guides will walk you through Riga.Old town of Riga is a beautiful place and we would like to tell you a little bit more about it on our famous Riga old town walking tour through:Town Hall Square Blackhead house St. Peter's Church Dome Square 15-18 century complex of dwelling ho
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Private Riga Grand City Tour
"Begin your 4-hour guided Riga Grand City Tour with a hotel pickup by air-conditioned car/minibus from your centrally located hotel. You will explore the magic of Riga which is known as the little Paris of the North due to it's medieval architecture rich cultural life many attractions and sights numerous shops and unique cafes. The tour route includes photo stops at city center highlights. As you travel through Riga your knowledgeable guide will point out the many fascinating sights in the old and newer parts of this beaut the famous Laima Clock and the Latvian National Opera House a unique architectural monument of the 19th century. Then you will travel past the Riga Central Station
From EUR40.00
 
Private Riga Grand City Tour
"Begin your 4-hour guided Riga Grand City Tour with a hotel pickup by air-conditioned car/minibus from your centrally located hotel. You will explore the magic of Riga which is known as the little Paris of the North due to it's medieval architecture rich cultural life many attractions and sights numerous shops and unique cafes. The tour route includes photo stops at city center highlights. As you travel through Riga your knowledgeable guide will point out the many fascinating sights in the old and newer parts of this beaut the famous Laima Clock and the Latvian National Opera House a unique architectural monument of the 19th century. Then you will travel past the Riga Central Station
From EUR40.00

More Off The Beaten Path in Riga

Ulugh Beg Monument

Having established that this intricately carved monument, tucked away in the north western part of Kronvalda Park, is of medieval ruler, scientist, mathematician, and astronomer Mīrzā Muhammad...
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wabat
Apr 08, 2016

‘Graffiti’ in the Old City

Of late I have taken a liking to street art – aka graffiti. Lest my Reader think that I have developed anti-social tendencies in my advancing years, please have a look at this review on another of my...
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wabat
Feb 23, 2016

From Soviet Union to European Union

In 1991 Latvia shook off the shackles of the Soviet Union, ending 51 years of forced occupation and rule of the country by Nazi Germany (1941-44) and the Soviet Union (1940-41 and 1944 -1991).In 2003...
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wabat
Feb 23, 2016

Peter I Was Here – And Still Is, Secretly!

1940 was not the first time that Latvia played enforced host to the Russia/ Soviet bear. In 1710 Russia, under Tsar Peter I (Peter the Great) defeated Sweden in the Great Northern War and took control...
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wabat
Feb 23, 2016

The Ethnographic Open-Air museum of Latvia

The Ethnographic Open-Air museum of Latvia, which is the largest and the oldest of that kind of museums in Europe, in more than 80 hectares shows the life what it was many years, even some centuries...
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Inguuna
Jul 06, 2014

Take a stroll on Riga left bank - Kipsala island

Kipsala is one of river Daugava islands where to have a nice and relaxing walk. The island is more than 300 hundred years old and its' name comes from inhabitants' surname who once lived here....
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Inguuna
Jun 14, 2014
 
 
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Lighthouse in City centre

Strolling around one of many parks in Riga - Kronvalda park you can notice not large lighthouse near the city canal. It is the former lighthouse which functioned till 1998 at Riga east mole. By Riga...
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Inguuna
Jun 14, 2014

Laci bread factory

On one of the afternoons of our meeting a group of VTers boarded a coach and set off out of Riga to visit the Laci bread factory. Although this was an organised excursion it is perfectly possible to...
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toonsarah
Jun 11, 2014

Sigulda Castle

Our other “organised excursion” from Riga took us north, to visit a couple of castles and other sights. Our first stop on this trip was here at Sigulda Castle. In fact, there are two castles here –...
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toonsarah
Jun 11, 2014

Turaida Castle

Turaida Castle lies on the opposite side of the Gauja river from Sigulda, where we had been previously. It is a medieval castle that has been recently reconstructed, making it look quite striking but...
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toonsarah
Jun 11, 2014

Gutmanis Cave

While on our excursion we made a brief but interesting stop at Gutmanis Cave. Leaving our coach we strolled for five minutes or so through a pretty landscape, part of the Gauja National Park. The path...
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toonsarah
Jun 11, 2014

The Museum of Latvia's Jews

This is a very small museum and I suspect it may easily be overlooked, which is why I placed it in the 'off-the-beaten-path' section.The museum is based on the (largely) document collection of Zalman...
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leics
Aug 31, 2013

A particularly twiddly bit of Art Nouveau/whatever

I was very impressed by this particular building which, I suspect, will be missed by many who visit Centrs to look at the Art Nouveau/Deco/Jugendstil architecture because it's some way away from the...
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leics
Aug 31, 2013

Wooden houses

Although Riga's Art Deco/Nouveau/Jugendstil buildings are well-known and well-promoted (especially those in the Centrs area) I was, if I'm frank, at least equally taken with the wooden buildings I...
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leics
Aug 31, 2013

Top Hotels in Riga

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Reimersa Street 1, Riga, LV-1050, Latvia
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Marstalu iela 1 / 3, Riga, 1050, Latvia
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83 / 85 Elizabetes St, Riga, 1050, Latvia
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Pils Street 12, Riga, 1050, Latvia
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Doma laukums 1, Riga, LV-1050, Latvia
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Elizabetes 55, Riga, LV-1010, Latvia
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Top Things to Do in Riga

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Old Town

The Old City of Riga has a collection of small squares, each worthy a visit in its own right. One of, if not, the oldest of these squares is the cobbled Town Hall Square (Rātslaukums). This has been...
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House of Blackheads

Without doubt the colourful House of Blackheads, a Gothic building with a Dutch Renaissance façade, is the greatest crowd puller and most photographed building in Riga. The current reincarnation of...
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Freedom Monument

While it is not the largest monument in Riga (the Soviet Victory Monument takes that honour, by a long shot), the modernist Freedom Monument, dominating the view as you head east along Brivibas iela...
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Central Market

One of the things I most enjoy doing in any place I am is visiting as many local markets as I can fit in. In Riga I managed to get to two – Central Market and the much smaller though no less...
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Art Nouveau Buildings

In various others of my Riga reviews I have referred to, or drawn the reader's attention to, examples of Art Nouveau in the Old City and, to a letter degree, in the Moscow District. Nice as those are,...
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St Peters Church

The thing that amazed me most about St Peter’s (Pēterbaznīca) was how old the church looked. This was particularly true when I came around from the rear of the building and was confronted by the...
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"A Turbulent Past Left Behind?"
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"A liveable city"
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"A few days in Riga"
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"Riga - biggest town in Baltic States"
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"Riga - the capital of Latvia"
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