Get to know Riga, the capital with its charming architecture
Built on the banks of the Daugava River, the picturesque capital of Latvia, balancing between its ancient history and modern influences, forms an ideal destination for all tastes.
Start your wanderings from the main square of the city where you will see the first of the numerous buildings of emblematic architecture, the Cathedral, which is the largest in the Baltic. After admiring the temple with its medieval colors, pass by the statue of Minda, which is the symbol of freedom for the people of Latvia.
Wander through the cobbled streets of the old town, and get to know one by one the art nouveau buildings, the beautiful tower houses and the medieval monuments.
Visit the historic Veriga district, which is waiting to tell you its long history. If you want to get to know every aspect of Riga culture, all you have to do is visit the Occupation Museum of Latvia, the Art Nouveau Museum and the Riga Motor Museum.
Complete your walk with the famous castle of the city that will generously give you the magnificent view of Riga bathed by its river.
Food and local cuisine
For lovers of good food, the cuisine of Riga is full of pleasant and traditional surprises. Enjoy a culinary journey dominated by herring, mushrooms and Russian influences. With a long tradition in fermented black bread, Latvia has a wide variety of flavored breads and even dark bread soup. Of course you should try its national dish, the pea with bacon and the sweet bilberry soup. Finish your meal with a glass of local beer or the famous Black Bargam liqueur.
Best time to visit Riga
The city of Riga is a destination that you can travel all year round. However, in the spring and summer months, the weather and temperature will be more favorable for your trip.
How to use transportation in Riga
Transfer from/to Riga
In Riga you can travel by air as it has an airport that serves flights from Thessaloniki and Athens. The airport is just 10 km from the city center and you have three transportation options. You can get to the center using a bus that takes 35 minutes and the ticket costs 3 euros. You also have the option of using a minibus with the journey lasting 20 minutes and a taxi that will take you to the center in just 15 minutes and cost about 15 euros.
Riga is a city with an organized transport network that covers all the destinations and attractions you will want to visit. For your transportation you can use trams, buses and electric trains, which also operate at night.