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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

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

Anna Alma Pole

I saw the memorial in the photo in a small side-street in Riga's old town.I guessed straightaway that it was related to the Holocaust, for very obvious reasons, and also guessed that the person named...
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leics
Aug 30, 2013

Easily-missed in Riga's old town..

1. A rather pleasing stone 'face' in Livu Laukums.2. A memorial sculpture to photographer Phillippe Halsman with the instruction (in English):'Passer-by stop and cheese!'at the southern end of Skarnu...
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leics
Aug 30, 2013

A row of heads.

I came across a row of head sculptures which really quite impressed me.They are all sculpted by different artists and represent famous writers and poets..not just Latvian ones. I am always awed by the...
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leics
Aug 27, 2013

Domu Jama (Devil's Seat): AIDS memorial

I came across this piece of artwork whilst on my way to Riga's railway station. Although there was nothing visible to indicate its purpose, not even an inscription on the larger upright stone at one...
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leics
Aug 27, 2013

O I do like to be beside the seaside - in winter?

If you visit Riga in summer you will probably be advised by your guide book or tourist office to visit the Jurmala (literal translation: seaside) area. You may not be so inclined to visit in the...
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Flying.Scotsman
Apr 22, 2011
 
 
Sponsored Listings

Lido Atputas Centrs (Lido Recreation Centre)

Lido Atputas centrs is one of the largest corner-jointed buildings in Europe, hosting up to 1000 guests, presenting a unique type of wooden building. Latvian and European kitchen, 3 kinds of LIDO...
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Lilasel
Apr 04, 2011

Daytrips to Jurmala and Sigulda

When I was second time in Riga (April 2006), I decided to make day - half days trips into Sigulda and Jurmala. Sigulda is about 50 km from Riga and it takes a bit more than 1 hour to get there by...
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Raimix
Feb 25, 2011

A daytrip to Sigulda

Sigulda is not off the beeten path but it is outside Riga. I visited Sigulda on a daytrip from Riga. It was in December and the weather was the worst, it was grey, there was some rain and on the...
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MalenaN
Jan 24, 2009

The Academy of Science

In a way I was delighted to see this relict of Soviet architecture in Riga - the typical Soviet skyscraper type building, which houses the Academy of Science. I put it here in the "Off The Beaten...
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tini58de
Oct 21, 2007

Parks

Everywhere you walk, a lot of green places are composing this beautiful city.Could maybe sound strange, but even if the city could seem pretty busy, you can still find a peaceful place where to enjoy...
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ealgisi
Jul 06, 2007

Padlocks

Seems kind of tradition that when a couple gets marries, they leave a padlock with their names and wedding date attached to bridges.Really something particular, something to leave the remember alive...
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ealgisi
Jul 06, 2007

Bird's Eye Riga

If you want to enjoy the view of Riga from high, here's a list of places:Television Tower1 Zakusalas krastmalaSkyline BarReveal Hotel Latvia55 Elizabetes ielaSt. Peter's Church19 Skârnu iela
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ealgisi
Jul 04, 2007

a city river trip

One good way to see Riga from a different perspective is by river... there are many boat trips going nearly hourly on the river Daugava - with some longer ones going as far as the baltic sea.Basic...
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call_me_rhia
Sep 15, 2006

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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wabat

"A Turbulent Past Left Behind?"
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toonsarah

"A liveable city"
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MalenaN

"A few days in Riga"
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Raimix

"Riga - biggest town in Baltic States"
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Inguuna

"Riga - the capital of Latvia"
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