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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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Old Town Walking Tour of Riga
"Riga is a city of good coffee jazz full of small delicious pastries and stylish cafes. You may not be able to get enough of Old Town’s architecture which is quite legendary. You will walk past the splendid House of Blackheads located next to the Town Hall Square and past the walls of fortresses and towers go into St. Peter’s Church and the Dome Cathedral. Then you will continue walking to the famous clock “LAIMA” and through a lovely opera park you will head to the magnificent Riga Opera House."""
From EUR27.00
 
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
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More Off The Beaten Path in Riga

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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36 / 38 Aspazijas Blvd, Riga, 1050, Latvia
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Elizabetes 55, Riga, LV-1010, Latvia
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Doma laukums 1, Riga, LV-1050, 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...
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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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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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St Peters Church

‘Cock-a-doodle-do’ or ‘The tale of seven roosters’. When viewing the Riga skyline you will notice that the tops of Riga’s oldest churches - Dome Cathedral, St. Peter’s, St. John’s and St. Jacob’s...
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Art Nouveau Buildings

Riga is justifiably famous for its Art Nouveau buildings and decorations, the most spectacular, flamboyant and ornate of which can be seen in Alberta and Elizabetes ielas and surrounding streets, a...
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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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