) is the capital and the largest city in Latvia
situated some 30 km north-west of Salaspils
, 120 km north-west of Latvia - Lithuania
border. According to the latest census, the population of Riga is about 742,600 people. Thousands of tourists visit Riga every year to see its monuments and memorials and museums.
Riga is served by Riga Intl (IATA: RIX) airport, which is 20 km away.
Things to do in Riga
The Freedom Monument (latvian: Brīvības piemineklis) is a memorial located in Riga, Latvia honoring soldiers killed during the Latvian War of Independence (1918-1920). It is considered an important symbol of the freedom, independence, and sovereignty of Latvia. Unveiled in 1935, the 42 m high monument of granite, travertine, and copper often serves as the focal point of public gatherings and official ceremonies in Riga.
Riga Motor Museum (Latvian: Rīgas motormuzejs) is the biggest antique vehicle museum in the Baltic countries. The museum is a state agency operating under the Transport Ministry. Since 1992, the museum is a member of International Association of Transport and Communication Museums (IATM–ICOM), since 1994 a member of Latvian Museum Association, since 2002 – a member of Latvian Transport Development and Education Association. The museum is located at 6 South Ezienšteina Street in the Mežciems subu…
Kyšezeras (Latviešu: Ķīšezers) is a tourist attraction, one of the Lakes in Riga, Latvia. It is located: 710 km from Kaunas, 810 km from Vilnius, 820 km from Tallinn.
Riga Zoo is a city-owned zoo in Riga, Latvia. It is located in Mežaparks, on the western bank of Ķīšezers lake. Riga Zoo houses around 3000 animals of nearly 500 species and is visited by 250-300, 000 visitors annually. The zoo has an affiliate " Cīruļi" in Liepāja District, Kalvene parish, established in 1996, it has area of 1. 35 km2.
The Nativity of Christ Cathedral (Latvian: Kristus Piedzimšanas pareizticīgo katedrāle), Riga, Latvia was built to a design by Nikolai Chagin in a Neo-Byzantine style between 1876 and 1883, during the period when the country was part of the Russian Empire. It is the largest Orthodox cathedral in the Baltic provinces built with the blessing of the Russian Tsar Alexander II on the initiative of local governor-general Pyotr Bagration and bishop Veniamin Karelin. The Nativity of Christ Cathedral…
House of the Blackheads (Latvian: Melngalvju nams, German: Schwarzhäupterhaus) is a building situated in the old town of Riga, Latvia.
The Shroud Bridge (Latvian: Vanšu tilts) in Riga is a cable-stayed bridge that crosses the Daugava river in Riga, the capital of Latvia. It is one of five bridges crossing Daugava in Riga; it is 595 meters long, it was built during the Soviet period and opened to public use in 1981 as the Gorky Bridge (Latvian: Gorkija tilts) after Maxim Gorky street.
Riga Cathedral (Latvian: Rīgas Doms) is the Protestant Cathedral in Riga, Latvia. Built near the Daugava River in 1211 by Albert of Riga, it is considered the largest medieval church in the Baltic states.
If you have seen everything in Riga already, take a look on the outskirts of the town. Are you fancy to travel around a bit? Here is our list:
Be sure to check out photos of the area taken by other travellers.