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What travelers to Riga are saying

Riga is a lovely city for a short weekend break - the old city is beautiful and great to slowly amble around. However it isn't very large so one full day there will probably cover everything you wanted to see. If you need more to see/do, it's easy...
DC 2 Sep 2015
Riga is very nice place to visit. The beayty of the old city is overwhelming. The prices were higher than we expected.
Tiina H. 5 Oct 2015

General Information

While the potential that Baltic states have had as travel destinations has been relatively slow to materialize since the dissolution of the Soviet Union, a recent uptick in tourism to the region is a good omen. Riga for one, is a good reason to add a country like Latvia to your future travel plans. With a UNESCO World Heritage old town, the capital of the Republic of Latvia is a wonderful city to visit.

With notable Art Nouveau architecture and dramatic landmarks that dot a fabulous cityscape, the city on the river Daugava is a cosmopolitan home to over 700,000 people. The medieval center, still intact enough to hint at Riga's affluent status from the 13th to the 15th century, draws the lion's share of visitors. The city is also replete with many fine parks and recreation areas that host festivals and events throughout the year, often within close proximity to the attractive banks of the Daugava.

Riga History

  • Freedom Monument – Monument topped with a female bronze Liberty that was off limits during the Soviet days and placing flowers at its base was considered a crime punishable by deportation to Serbia.
  • Saint Peter’s – Gothic cathedral that has been around for about 800 years.
  • Swedish Gate – Built into the city walls to celebrate the Swedish occupation in 1698. To the east is the Powder Tower from the 1300s.
  • Saint Roland – Riga’s patron saint.
  • Old Town – A lovely place to visit, with many buildings that resemble Paris, Rome or Berlin.

Riga Art & Culture

  • Latvian Ethnographic Open-Air Museum – Farmhouses, windmills and churches that give a peek into the bygone country life. In early June, it also hosts festivals and the National Fair of Applied Arts.
  • Museum of the History of Riga and Navigation – Housed in a cloister.
  • Museum of the Occupation of Latvia – Recounts the Nazi and Soviet occupations during the last 65 years.
  • Museum of Decorative and Applied Arts – Housed in a restored church from the 1200s and includes a wonderful assortment of local textiles, tapestry and china.
  • National Museum of Art – Russian and Latvian art displayed among the grandeur of Soviet net curtains, red carpets and marble columns.

Riga Shopping

  • Jāņa sēta - Offers just about every map under the sun, as well as reference books on the country other travel guides.
  • A&E Gallery – Looking for art or amber? This is a favourite spot in Riga to find both.
  • Upe – Has traditional folk music and instruments and a small selection of local rock music.
  • Globuss – Local bookstore with English-language magazines and novels.
  • Rimi – The biggest supermarket around.

Gay & Lesbian Riga

  • Golden Bar – Stylish place where you can enjoy the bar, lounge area or dance floor.
  • Varaviksne – First gay sauna in the country.
  • Spot Cafe – Friendly atmosphere to meet new people and enjoy something to eat or drink.
  • Purvs – Popular club open daily.
  • XXL Club – Modern glamorous club in Riga.
  • Erot Boy – The place to go for an erotic massage.

Riga Outdoor

  • Lido Atpūtas Centrs - Activities include an outdoor ethnographic park, ice-skating rink and lots of buffet restaurants where you can sample the local cuisine.
  • Central Market – Historic and timeless Soviet-style market, very colourful and the biggest one in Europe.
  • Esplanade Park – The designer of this lovely area, George Kuphaldt, was expelled by Germany and accused of being a spy for having a telescope in his garden.
  • Mežaparks – Forest Park is a pleasant area in Riga with large, gorgeous houses.
  • Līvu Laukums – Offers beer gardens during the summer and an outdoor ice skating rink during the winter.

Riga Sport

  • Catch a local basketball game by the Barons LMT in the Daugavas Sporta Nams arena.
  • Make a trip to the Daugava Stadium to see the local athletic competitions.
  • Catch an exhilarating hockey game from the Dinamo Riga team at the Arena Riga.
  • Enjoy tennis matches at the Ice Arena.
  • Stop by the Skonto Stadium to see a football game with the Skonto FC.


  • Riga Cathedral
  • Art Nouveau Architecture on Alberta Street
  • St. Peter's Church
  • Riga Zoo
  • Riga Castle


  • International Festival of Traditional Music
  • Riga Opera Festival
  • Latvian Song and Dance Festival
  • Winterfest
  • Riga International Film Festival


  • Arbat
  • Fabrikas
  • La Boheme
  • White Dune
  • Shalom


  • Lounge 8
  • Roxy
  • Voodoo
  • Martini
  • Depo


Riga straddles the line between a maritime and humid continental climate. As such, the city and region experiences four seasons, with cold winters and warm summers.

  • Winter (November to March) -8-4°C
  • Spring (April to May) 1-16°C
  • Summer (June to August) 10-22°C
  • Fall (September to October) 4-16°C

Hotels in Riga

Recommended hotels

From US$36

1 Garden Palace Hotel Riga

4 stars
4.3 / 5 3 reviews

Grecinieku Street 28 Map

Early deal!

Garden Palace Hotel Riga offers quality accommodation in a 19th century building in the heart of Riga. The hotel is an ideal place to stay and get acquainted with Latvian culture. Tourists can... More

Great Location
Very good Location, great restaurants pubs are very near . Good value of money.
2 Dec 2014
From US$54

2 Radisson Blu Daugava Hotel, Riga

5 stars
3.0 / 5 1 reviews

24 Kugu Street Map

Save 20% On Your Stay

Offering first-class service and excellent accommodation, this attractive property is the right choice of accommodation, while visiting Riga. GeneralWith 13 flexible meeting rooms, ranging from... More

From US$48

3 Wellton Hotel Riga & SPA

4 stars
4.1 / 5

49 Valnu street, Riga, LV-1050, Latvia Map

Newly opened hotel

The brand new and modern hotel on the edge of Old Riga with 174 fully fitted rooms according to international standards will guarantee a comfortable and a pleasant stay at Wellton Riga Hotel.... More

From US$70

4 Old City Boutique Hotel Riga

4 stars
4.0 / 5 1 reviews

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Save 15%

Combining quality accommodation as well as professional service, Royal Old City Hotel Riga is the place for guests' business and relaxation needs. Stockman Shopping Centre one of the points of... More

From US$34

5 Hanza Hotel Riga

3 stars
3.5 / 5 4 reviews

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Stay 2 save 5%

Offering the best view point over Riga along with comfortable accommodation, convenient facilities and quality service, the hotel Hanza allows you to ally work and relaxation throughout your stay... More

fine hotel but difficult location
The hotel itself is fine, room good and staff helpfull. The location is 10 min. walk from station and centre, however not the area to walk through late. Taxi is recommended. Otherwise the hotel...
25 Sep 2015
From US$48

6 Wellton Centra

4 stars
4.3 / 5 4 reviews

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Price include SPA entrance at Wellton Centrum

The Hotel Centra Riga placed in the heart of the old town is one of the best hotel in Riga and is surrounded by museums, restaurants, bars and clubs. GeneralHotel Centra Riga houses a well... More

Nice hotel
Nice hotel with good facilities in a very good location. As there are different discos nearby i did not sleep one minute.
25 Nov 2014
From US$42

7 Monte Kristo Hotel Riga

4 stars
5.0 / 5 2 reviews

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Offering contemporary service and cordial hospitality, this charming property makes you to enjoy all the privileges required for an unforgettable stay. GeneralAn internet point is available... More

The One of the Hotels I prefer to Stay in Riga
When traveling to Riga, I always consider the hotel for my stay. I like everything in it. The only thing I regret, that the cozy restaurant is too small for breakfasters on some days.
11 Mar 2014
From US$32

8 Wellton Gertrude Hotel

4 stars
4.4 / 5 5 reviews

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Stay 7 nights and save!

To enjoy the perfect blend of comfortable accommodation, flawless service and a relaxed ambience, stay at Wellton Gertrude Hotel and make it your home away from home. GeneralWellton Gertrude Hotel... More

No 4 star hotel, that's for certain
Room and Breakfast is 4 star, but the rest is no more then 2 star... bad location, poor location, you will need a car to get to the city center, and the area is at best very shabby. As it is...
14 Sep 2015
From US$45

9 St Peter's Boutique Hotel

4 stars
4.0 / 5 1 reviews

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Stay 3 nights Save 15%!

St. Peter's Boutique Hotel Riga invites travellers to individually styled rooms housed in a 15th-century building set in the heart of the Latvian capital. Apart from stepping inside the impressive... More

Excellent stay
Great location, quiet stay, excellent service. I'd recommend this if you want to experience Riga from the middle of the old town instead of taking public transport.
6 Apr 2015
From US$55

10 Wellton Centrum Hotel and Spa

4 stars
4.5 / 5 2 reviews

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Last minute deal - save 10%

Savvy travellers looking to explore the historic Latvia capital find strategic base at the centrally set Wellton Centrum Hotel and Spa. This plush Riga hotel positions tourists close to landmarks... More

24 Aug 2015
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