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Riga greets visitors with a unique and breath-taking silhouette, beautifully reflected in the Baltic Sea. A stroll through the city centre offers a charmingly confusing mix of a modern metropolitan city, with exclusive shopping, crazy nightlife, international cuisine and ancient traditions in a capital that has been multi-cultural throughout its 800-year history. And all this in a city worth getting lost in.
Stockholm Arlanda - Riga
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The Freedom Monument

The Freedom Monument, or "Milda" among the people of Riga, towers gracefully between the Old Town and the city. The 42-metre tall statue is a symbol of Latvia’s freedom and independence. The honour guard changes shifts every hour, on the hour, from morning until evening.

Centra rajons, Rīga
Three Brothers

The Three Brothers are the oldest stone residential buildings in the city, situated in the picturesque Maza Pils alley in the Old Town. Each of the three houses represents different stages in the architectural époques of Riga, from Medieval to Baroque.

17, 19, 21 Maza Pils, Riga

Restaurant Palete

One of Baltic States best chefs (Chef Eugene Ponomarev who received a Bronze medal in Chefs Competition 2010) offers traditional Latvian cuisine in a historical and romantic surrounding. The restaurant’s design is a classic Riga retro, ideally for guests wishing to enjoy intimacy and quietness. One can fully enjoy a quality rest here – a relaxed conversation with friends, listening to quiet music, observing fishes playing in the water tank or looking at the paintings.

Gleznotaju 12-14

Stock Pot

This is a very popular restaurant in the Old Town. The cuisine from different parts of the world makes the lunch very enjoyable. The lunch menu usually contains 6 different dishes, one or two salads and a mini snack wrap. The atmosphere is really nice and the owners are very attentive patrons.

Ģetrūdes iela 6, Riga
Central Market (Centraltirgus)

Riga's vibrant central market is an experience not to be missed. Authentic and mainly non-touristic, the market is where locals come to shop for everything - from groceries to clothing and household items. Several food stalls also sell freshly made local delights.

7 Negu iela, Riga
Galerija Centrs

Centrs is Riga’s oldest and best-known department store has successfully cast off its old Soviet label of empty shelves. Recently renovated, the department store offers trendy cafés and shops, upscale prêt-a-porter boutiques, and a more-than-full grocery store in the basement.

Audēju 16, Riga

Riga International Airport

Riga International Airport/Lidosta is located 8 kilometres away from the city centre. Bus no.22 to Riga Central Station leaves from a spot behind the airport car park every 10-30 minutes from early morning. The journey takes around 30 minutes and tickets can be purchased from the driver. www.rigassatiksme.lv In addition to the regular bus, there is also a shuttle bus which connects the airport with many hotels. www.airbaltic.com A taxi ride takes about 10-20 minutes from the airport to the city center.

Riga International Airport, Riga

Public Transport

Riga has a good tram system that runs through the Old City, as well as bus, trolleybus and taxi bus routes. During night time, several tram and trolleybus routes run once an hour. Rīgas satiksme offers tickets for all means of public transport in the city. You can buy an e-ticket that is valid in all public transport vehicles.