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Dom Cathedral

Dom Cathedral

Dating back to 1211, the red brick Dom (or Dome) Protestant Cathedral is a highlight of the historic centre of Riga. The cathedral is situated near the Western Daugava River and boasts...

Riga Castle

Riga Castle

Riga Castle (or Riga Pils) was built in 1330 on the site of the original settlement of the city as a residence for the master of the Livonian Order, and later it served as the base for the...

Open Air Ethnographic Museum

Open Air Ethnographic Museum

The Open Air Ethnographic Museum is a fascinating reflection of the traditional Latvian way of life. Set on 247 acres (100ha), the museum consists of farmhouses, fishing villages, windmills...

Central Market

Central Market

One of the oldest and biggest of its kind, Riga's Central Market dates back to 1201 and is a riot of sounds, sights and smells. Anything from fresh fruits, cheeses and whole sheep carcasses,...

The Museum of the Occupation of Riga

The Museum of the Occupation of Riga

Latvia was occupied from 1949 to 1991 by two successive regimes, in the forms of Nazi Germany and Soviet Russia. This well-curated museum conveys what life was like during this time, and serves as...

Art Nouveau Architecture

Art Nouveau Architecture

Riga is the world's best preserved open-air museum of Art Nouveau (also known as Jugendstil) architecture, which dates from the early 20th Century. The style is characterised by unusual shapes,...

Motor Museum

Motor Museum

What is undoubtedly eastern Europe's finest motor museum is tucked away on the outskirts of Riga, and makes for an essential outing if you enjoy classic cars and Soviet history. The...

Jurmala

Jurmala

Jurmala is the main holiday resort town in Latvia, the place locals go to when they want to relax, catch a tan and enjoy a spa treatment. The beaches are very good, including the Baltic's...

Sigulda

Sigulda

Just 33 miles (56km) from the capital, Sigulda - a picturesque little town located in the primordial Gauja river valley - is well worth the trip for tourists to Riga. Dubbed the 'Switzerland...

Latvian National Opera

Latvian National Opera

The Latvian National Opera building is a magnificent 19th-century structure, that's home to the National Opera, Ballet and Orchestra companies. Built in 1863 by the St. Petersburg architect Ludwig...

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