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Attractions in Riga

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Sightseeing in Riga quickly becomes a relaxing pastime. Just walking the cobbled streets in the Old Town is enough to slow the pace, leaving all the time in the world to enjoy the visible signs of the city’s historical passage….

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Culture in Riga

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Theatre, Dance and Opera are well-established in Riga. Theatre dates back to the 13th century and today the city continues to explore this art in six main theatres. Riga’s ballet school was third in importance after the Kirov and Bolshoi,…

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Travel to Riga

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  From May 1st this year, Air Baltic commences a new service connecting Riga and Milan with brand new Boeing 737s flying passengers comfortably, safely and frequently Riga, already easily accessible to close neighbours, has been progressively expanding its transport…

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Restaurants & Bars in Riga

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Riga is firmly establishing itself as a city of gastronomic delight, and in keeping with an increasing international presence, restaurants representing local and exotic cuisine, cafes and themed bars have opened in and around the centre. Real ethnic establishments, genuine…

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Stay in Riga

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In the spirit of the city’s position as a Baltic crossroads, accommodation options range from a cheap and cheerful hostel bed to a suite at the Grand Palace Hotel. Be sure to book ahead in high season. Unless noted, hotel…

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History of Riga

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For centuries Riga has been a strategic centre linking eastern and western countries. Always coveted by stronger neighbours, the city’s history forms a rich tapestry of wars, sieges, blockades and armistices. The city’s birth in the 11th and 12th centuries…

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Regions of Latvia

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Kurzeme. Kurzeme occupies the South-eastern region of Latvia. Bound by the sea to the north and west, the region is known for its many fishing villages nestled among pines, massive forests and large ice-free ports, such as Ventspils, an important…

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Recreation in Riga

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For those busy in the city, green parks and squares are never more than a few minutes walk away, with bowling, carting and tennis all accessible day and evening. For those with more time to explore, the countryside begins minutes…

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Discover Latvia

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  Latvia is a land of many natural contrasts and local customs, much of which is within a day’s drive from Riga. From the western shorelines to the eastern lakes and forests, a remarkable natural and civilised history unfolds, brought…