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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$62

1 Wellton Centrum Hotel and Spa

4 stars
4.5 / 5 2 reviews

Audeju 13 Map

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
From US$42

2 Garden Palace Hotel Riga

4 stars
4.3 / 5 3 reviews

Grecinieku Street 28 Map

Stay 2 nights and save!

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$60

3 Tallink Hotel Riga

4 stars
3.0 / 5 1 reviews

24 Elizabetes Map

Stay 3 nights and save!

Tallink Hotel Riga has comfortable accommodation and friendly service for leisure and business travellers in Riga. House of Blackheads is nearby which houses a tourist information office and a... More

Nice location, clean but unfriendly staff
The approach among staff both when entering the hotel and leaving the next morning was unfriendly. One felt like disturbing the staff, it took long and they did not communicate at all. Definitely...
17 Oct 2013
From US$55

4 Avalon Hotel Riga

4 stars
4.6 / 5 5 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

Excellent place to stay!
Place is my regular place to stay, so I can say it is very good. Also easy to exit even close to old town.
15 Dec 2014
From US$59

5 Hotel Radi un draugi Riga

4 stars
3.9 / 5

Marstalu iela 1 Map

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Strategically located in the historic centre of Riga, Hotel Radi un draugi Riga places travellers steps away from many cultural and tourist destinations in the area. While on vacation, visitors at... More

From US$41

6 Bellevue Park Hotel Riga

4 stars
3.3 / 5 3 reviews

Slokas Str. 1 Map

Rate includes SPA access

Presenting tranquil ambience and comfortable accommodation, this property is an ideal place for a pleasant as well as a relaxing stay. GeneralThis hotel offers 9 well-equipped meeting rooms that... More

One night in Riga
Good location, not far from Old Town. Large Superior room. Facilities for disable person.
11 Oct 2015
From US$36

7 Wellton Gertrude Hotel

4 stars
4.4 / 5 5 reviews

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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$65

8 Justus Hotel Riga

4 stars
4.0 / 5 1 reviews

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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$123

9 Neiburgs Hotel Riga

5 stars
4.7 / 5

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Neiburgs Hotel Riga offers luxurious accommodation facilities with warm hospitality and peaceful atmosphere. Situated in monument of Art Nouveau architecture, this property features modern... More

From US$74

10 Astor Riga Hotel & Conference

4 stars
3.0 / 5 1 reviews

Z.A.Meierovica Blvd. 10 Map

US$5.00 off stays of 1 or more nights

Providing plush accommodations housed in a historic structure and set in the heart of Riga, Astor Riga Hotel & Conference makes for an ideal base for travellers in Riga for business or leisure.... More

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