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When to go to Riga? (Latvia)

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What to do in Riga : Tips, places, hotels and restaurants

RigaCapital of Latvia, Riga is built in a bay of the Baltic Sea and has just over 700 000 inhabitants. Commercial and cultural center of the country, it is also an important industrial site. Riga has an international airport, recently modernized, which is the largest of the Baltic states, which connects the capital with several major European cities. To get around the city, there is a good network of buses, trams and trolleys. One of the advantages of Riga for the traveler is due to its human scale which, added to its dynamism, gives it a certain charm. It's walking distance you can easily discover the many places and buildings built in different styles, themselves a reflection of its multiethnic population. So you will admire the Protestant cathedral, near the Daugava River, which is also the largest of the Baltic medieval churches, 13th century; St. Peter's Church, Lutheran, also from the 13th century, with its Baroque facade and its tower of 123 meters; House of Black Heads, medieval building opposite the town hall, which served as a residence for unmarried merchants in transit, Dutch Renaissance style. The museum of occupation, reflecting the periods of occupation by the Nazis and then by the Soviets; Museum Railway; the Cathedral of the Nativity, Orthodox, close to Esplanade Park, neo-Byzantine style, which we find very beautiful icons; Castle on the banks of the Daugava, erected in 1330, whose fortified tower is the only element that remains from this period; the Palace of Culture and Science, a skyscraper 107 meters high built in the 50s, steel and ceramics, surrounded by a park with sculptures and fountains; puppet theater, created in 1944, where there are also puppet making workshops; Peitav the synagogue, the only one remaining after the periods of occupation, mixing Egyptian style and art nouveau; the flower market, open 24 hours on 24. And of course, take time to stroll through the historic center, including many medieval buildings remain intact, in addition to those already mentioned, but where you will also discover other constructions Art Nouveau and wooden houses of the 19th century.


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