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Riga was highly rated for old town by 233 guests from the United States! Riga Travel Guide

Stunning Blend of Old and New

Right on the Gulf of Riga, at the mouth of the Daugava River, Riga is a major cultural city with stunning architecture, large parks and fascinating traditions.

The Old Town in Riga is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, popular for its Art Nouveau and 19th-century wooden architecture. St. Peter’s Church is one of the oldest medieval Gothic churches in the Baltic states, featuring breathtaking views of the city.

Enjoy a romantic walk through the historic cobbled streets, then head to the colorful Central Market where you can taste local specialties. Most of the local cuisine consists of pork, potatoes and sausage, while beer is the most popular alcoholic beverage.

Each year the capital of Latvia hosts a variety of international exhibitions and science conferences, and Riga’s Creative Quarters house art and fashion shops that give you an insight into the spirit of local life.

Explore everything this exciting city has to offer from your hotel, apartment or hostel booked through The city is served by Riga International Airport, the largest airport in the Baltic states.