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The capital of Latvia is on the Daugava River, near its mouth on
the Gulf of Riga.
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Probably founded in the 12th century, Riga developed into a
commercial and craft centre.
Riga passed to Poland in 1581 and was taken by Sweden 40 years later.
In 1721 it was ceded to Russia after Sweden was defeated in the Great
Northern War, and it was briefly occupied by the Germans in World War I.
Picturesque Riga is the most cosmopolitan of the Baltic capitals, a
pleasure to visit with its art nouveau buildings, historic churches and museums, while
further afield medieval castles, long sandy beaches and unspoiled countryside await
A moat surrounds the old part of Riga, with its several medieval
buildings, including a 13th-century cathedral and guild halls from the 14th century.
The Riga Tourism Development Bureau thought they needed a new brand to promote tourism in
Riga and this is what they came up with.
Riga International Airport:
The airport is to the west of the city. Bus 22 leaves from Abrenes Street for Riga
International Airport and takes about 30 minutes. Taxis are quicker but also charge more.
Seven-day weather outlook for Riga.
Take a virtual look around the Latvian capital; starting at Riga Town Hall Square.
Sponsored by Riga City Council and the Soros Foundation.
How to get to Riga and much more from the In Your Pocket guidebook series.
|Pils Iela 12.
Grand Palace Hotel.
|The Grand Palace Hotel
is located in the cobble stoned 15th century old city, surrounded by ancient monuments,
central to most major businesses and near Riga's vibrant shopping and business community.
class and column comfort come together in the sophisticated Grand Palace Hotel; built in
1877 as a State Bank.
This boutique hotel, with its eclectic-styled facade stands out for the simplicity and
elegance of its interior design.
The atmosphere is warm and inviting thanks to the precious and brightly coloured
upholsteries, especially in the hall and in the bar, where guests can spend an enjoyable
time among period pictures and large vases of hydrangeas illuminated by crystal
chandeliers with brightly coloured drops.
|Aspazizas Boulevard 22.
|This four-star hotel
is located in the most beautiful part of Riga, opposite the National Opera House and the
During World War II, the well-known hotel Roma was
severely damaged. A
beautiful, new six-storey granite building was constructed in its place and named Riga.
The hotel offers three restaurants, two banquet halls, cafe, bars and a conference hall
seating 160 people.
The Sena Riga restaurant, with unique ethnographic interior, serves national Latvian
63 Kr Valdemara Street.
|The Hotel Tia is a
three-star hotel located fifteen minutes on foot from Old Riga.
The hotel offers 49
renovated rooms on seven floors, a cafe, bar and two conference halls.
Restaurant & Lounge.
Rigas hotspot for fine dining, meeting, chilling-out and partying can be found in
Grand Palace Hotel.
Enjoy a fusion of Asian and European dishes in a spectacular Art Deco
setting, while listening to the resident DJs playing house music for your dancing
and listening pleasure.
As the only place of its kind in the Baltics, Suite Restaurant &
Lounge provides an unforgettable ambience and experience.
Latvian Museum of
Maza Pils iela 19, Riga.
Latvian Museum of
Marstalu iela 8, Riga.
Latvian National Museum of Art:
10a K.Valdemara Street, Riga.
Situated in an old engine warehouse, on the left bank of the Daugava River; at Uzvaras
Latvian War Museum:
Smilu iela 20, Riga.
of the History of Riga and Navigation:
Palasta iela 4, Riga.
History Museum of Latvia:
Pils laukums 3, Riga.
6 S. Eizensteina Street, Riga.
The Museum of the Occupation
Strelnieku laukums 1, Riga.
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