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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$56

1 Justus Hotel Riga

4 stars
4.0 / 5 1 reviews

Jauniela 24 Map

Free WiFi!

Blending old world charm and modern comforts, Justus Hotel Riga welcomes travellers with cosy accommodations housed in a historic building in the Latvia capital. Guests at this boutique hotel can... More

From US$40

2 Man-Tess Boutique Hotel Riga

3 stars
4.0 / 5 5 reviews

Teatra street 6 Map

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Offering excellent services and friendly staff with a beautiful accommodation, the Man-tess Boutique Hotel is a prefect place to reside and to enjoy your vacations. GeneralAt free time, you can... More

Perfect location and room/price relationship
Hotel is perfect for people who are looking for a cheap hotel in centrum of Riga. The location is perfect if you are open minded for nightlife of pubs and clubs. The rooms are very cozy and...
14 Feb 2014
From US$53

3 Avalon Hotel Riga

4 stars
4.2 / 5 6 reviews

13. janvara str. 19 Map

Free WiFi!

Boasting an ideal location with excellent accommodation and friendly service, the Avalon Hotel Riga offers you a unique experience and loads you with memories that you can treasure for life. ... More

Strange feeling
I visit Riga a few times a year and staying in city's hotels 2-3 times a year. Can't understand how the rocketing amount of hotels survive there. Avalon is far from being a new hotel on that...
19 Jan 2016
From US$62

4 Radisson Blu Daugava Hotel, Riga

5 stars
3.0 / 5 1 reviews

24 Kugu Street Map

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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$37

5 Rixwell Gertrude Hotel

4 stars
4.4 / 5 5 reviews

Gertrudes 70 Map

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

6 Monika Centrum Hotel Riga

4 stars
4.0 / 5

21 Elizabetes Street Map

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Vacationers discovering landmarks and attractions in the Latvia capital find suitable retreat in the well-furnished lodgings of Monika Centrum Hotel Riga. This posh Riga hotel places tourists near... More

From US$47

7 St Peter's Boutique Hotel

4 stars
4.0 / 5 1 reviews

Peldu iela 23 Map

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$50

8 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$46

9 Konventa Seta Riga

3 stars
4.0 / 5 2 reviews

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Presenting tranquil ambience and comfortable accommodation, this property is an ideal place for a pleasant as well as a relaxing stay. GeneralThe hotel also offers 6 well-appointed conference and... More

Visit to a lovely Riga
This hotel is very good choice if you like to live in the heart of the old town. Walking distance to every sight, quiet, clean, best value for you money, nice breakfast... All in total VERY good...
6 Oct 2015
From US$40

10 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
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