Riga

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St. Peter\'s Church which includes landscape views and a city
Featuring historical architecture and parks, this city is also famed for its festivals and music.

Riga is the capital of Latvia, a Baltic country in Northern Europe. The Daugava River splits the city in two, and much of what you’ll want to see is on the river’s eastern banks. Go to the Old Town and explore the medieval streets of this World Heritage Site. At its core is Ratslaukums, the Town Hall Square. The area’s twisting lanes lead to main city attractions, including the House of Blackheads and the Museum of the Occupation. At St. Peter’s Church, ride the elevator to the top of the tower for spectacular views of the city. Admire the baroque and Gothic buildings at Dome Square, where you can enjoy a meal or drink at outdoor cafés and bars. From Dome Square, it’s a short walk to Livu Square, which comes alive in summer as the host to a beer garden and live outdoor entertainment. In winter, kids will love the ice skating rink here. Continue to Bastejkalns Park, a tranquil green space with a canal running through it. It also has the Freedom Monument, which commemorates the soldiers that fought during the Latvian War of Independence. Music plays a key role in Riga’s arts scene. Don’t miss an opera or ballet performance at the Latvian National Opera. The RITMI Festival is an annual jazz festival, with previous performers including Bobby Darin and Robert Glasper. Riga’s cuisine is influenced by German, Polish and Russian flavors. Sample big plates of piragi, the East European dumpling, or pork, cabbage and potato-inspired dishes. At the Central Market you‘ll find cheap fruit and vegetables, and local delicacies such as smoked eel. The market opened in 1930 and takes place in converted Zeppelin aircraft hangars.The city is ideal for walking as the streets are flat. There is also a cheap public transport system, with trams, buses and trolleys stopping close to all the major sights.

Where to stay in Riga

Wellton Centrum Hotel & Spa
Wellton Centrum Hotel & Spa
4 out of 5
33 Kaleju Street, Riga, 1050
The price is $67 per night from Oct 2 to Oct 3
Stay at this 4-star spa hotel in Riga. Enjoy free WiFi, a full-service spa, and breakfast. Our guests praise the breakfast and the helpful staff in our reviews. ...
4.2/5 Excellent! (999 reviews)
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"Hotel was very clean and staff were friendly and helpful food was good and you had a excellent choice room was clean and comfortable would recommend it to anyone who is looking for a good place to stay if they are going to Riga."

Reviewed on Sep 17, 2022

Wellton Riverside SPA Hotel
Wellton Riverside SPA Hotel
4 out of 5
11. Novembra Krastmala, 33, Riga, 1050
The price is $75 per night from Oct 9 to Oct 10
Stay at this 4-star spa hotel in Riga. Enjoy free WiFi, a full-service spa, and a rooftop terrace. Our guests praise the breakfast and the helpful staff in our ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (860 reviews)
"Location, location, location !!! Hotel is near to old town Riga, restaurants souvenir shops and iconic buildings to the city. Room was very comfortable, heated bathroom floor overall it’s the best choice in Riga."

Reviewed on Sep 17, 2022

Neiburgs Hotel
Neiburgs Hotel
4.5 out of 5
Jauniela 25/27, Riga, 1050
The price is $105 per night from Oct 23 to Oct 24
Stay at this 4.5-star luxury hotel in Riga. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast, and room service. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the spacious rooms in our reviews. ...
4.8/5 Exceptional! (993 reviews)
"Amazing. One of the most beatiful and convinient hotels i have ever been"

Reviewed on Sep 25, 2022

Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
RIGAAPARTMENTcom SONADA Hotel
RIGAAPARTMENTcom SONADA Hotel
3 out of 5
Gertrudes Street 129, parking entrance from Valmieras street 5, Riga, LV1009
Stay at this 3-star family-friendly apartment in Riga. Enjoy free WiFi, room service, and onsite parking. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the convenient ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (88 reviews)
"Nice place, especially for 3-kids family."

Reviewed on Jul 23, 2022

Heart of Riga Apartment
Heart of Riga Apartment
Riga
Stay at this apartment in Riga. Enjoy free WiFi, a spa tub, and onsite parking. Popular attractions Latvian National Opera and St John's Church are located nearby. ...
5/5 Exceptional! (1 review)
Fin lägenhet med utmärkt läge i gamla stan
"Fin, rymlig lägenhet. Lite dåligt med köksutrustning i övrigt väldigt bra. Centralt läge i gamla stan, serviceinriktad kvinna som hade hand om lägenhet och städning. Lägenheten var mycket prisvärd och kan varmt rekommenderas!"

Reviewed on Jul 14, 2019

Revelton Suites Riga
Revelton Suites Riga
3.5 out of 5
59 Kaleju iela, Riga, 1050
Stay at this 3.5-star aparthotel in Riga. Enjoy free WiFi, a flat-screen TV, and a kitchen. Popular attractions St John's Church and Menzendorff House are located ...
5/5 Exceptional! (3 reviews)
"The apartment was clean, quiet, and secure. It is near the opera, restaurants, and the 22 bus you take to and from the airport.. The team checks in using WhatsApp every few days to see how things are and if you want any cleaning done."

Reviewed on Sep 13, 2022

Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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