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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
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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
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Moscow District Tips (9)

Latgale Market (Latgalīte)

While walking around the Moscow District make sure you do not omit dropping into this small flea market on Sadovņikova iela. I love this sort of place. It's one of those places where you can pick up...
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wabat
Apr 08, 2016

All Saints Orthodox Church

All Saints Church was not my list of things to do in Riga for the simple reasons that it is not mentioned in mainstream tourist literature and has not been reviewed (to now) here on VirtualTourist.I...
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Apr 08, 2016

Horse Drawn Tram Sculpture

Trams first entered service in Riga in 1882. The city’s first trams were horse drawn and chugged along at around 10 km per hour, actually quite a respectable speed, I feel, when you consider they...
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Apr 08, 2016

Grebenshchikov Old Believers Church

The original wooden Old Believers church, established by Aleksandr Grebenščikov on this site, was built in 1760. Its replacement, officially the Church of the Dormition of the Theotokos, was built in...
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wabat
Apr 08, 2016

Old Jewish Cemetery

Prior to 1725 Jews were not permitted to bury their dead in Riga and the closest Jewish cemetery was some 40kms away at Jelgava. In 1725 a Jewish cemetery (the Old Jewish Cemetery) opened in what is...
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wabat
Apr 08, 2016

Take a walk in the Moscow District

One of my best memories of Riga is the half day or so we spent wandering around the Moscow District (Maskavas forštate), also (or rather officially) called Latgale, and in so doing discovering one of...
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Apr 08, 2016

Latgale

One morning in Riga Isabel and I took the number 7 tram (from opposite the Opera House) to the to-us fascinating district of Latgale, more usually known as Maskavas forštate or the Moscow District....
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toonsarah
Jun 11, 2014

Little Moscow District, Riga, Latvia.

I would recommend checking out the central market. It opens everyday from 8am until about 5pm and you can find locals shopping in large zepplin hangers and also little market stalls buying everything...
jlf_1980
Mar 02, 2010

The Moscow District

The Moscow District is another district that is worth a stroll around, Apart from The Central Market (Covered in my shopping tips) with the Zeppelin Hangers there are also a few more interesting...
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Nov 10, 2006
 
 
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St Saviours Church

St Saviour's Anglican church was built specifically to meet the needs of the British traders who were based in the city in the 19th century. I'd assumed it was much older than its construction date of...
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Museum of Natural History

The Natural History Museum have got permanent exhibitions on four floors. There are no signs in English , but at the entrance you will get a map of the museum in English. 2nd floor: There is a geology...
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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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Museum of the Occupation of Latvia

Thankfully most of us have not lived in situations where we have been oppressed for most of our lives. We have not had our freedom taken away by tyrannical regimes, been incarcerated or exiled for...
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National Theater

What is now the National Theatre of Latvia opened in 1902 as the Riga City 2nd Theatre, the city’s second Russian language theatre. On 18 November 1918 the declaration of Latvia’s independence from...
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Sun Museum

My visit to the Sun Museum was on the advise of the proprietor of the Hostel in which I was staying...so I decided to go along and see what it was like...I must confess although only a small museum...
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