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Riga greets visitors with a unique and breathtaking 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, vibrant nightlife and international cuisine, and ancient traditions in a capital that has been multi-cultural throughout its 800-year history.

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The Freedom Monument
Central District, Rīga

The Freedom Monument, or "Milda" (as the locals call it), 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.

Three Brothers
Mazā Pils St. 17, Centra rajons, Rīga,

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.

Stock Pot
Ģetrūdes St. 6, Rīga

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.

Lido Atputas Centrs
Krasta St. 76, Rīga

As the flagship restaurant of Latvian successful food chain, Lido offers a variety of appetising Latvian foods. The dishes are served quickly and directly by the chefs.

Riga Central Market
Negu St. 7, Rīga

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.

Galerija Centrs
Audēju St. 16, Rīga

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.

Riga International Airport
Riga International Airport, Rīga

Riga International Airport/Lidosta is located 8 kilometres away from the city centre. Bus n.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. In addition to the regular bus, there is also a shuttle bus which connects the airport with many hotels. A taxi ride takes about 10-20 minutes from the airport to the city center.

Passport / Visa

Latvia can be visited visa-free for up to 90 days by citizens of Australia, New Zealand, Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, Malaysia, Israel, UAE and most countries in America. If you are unsure whether or not you need to apply for a visa, we recommend contacting the embassy or consulate in your country. International (non-Schengen) travellers need a passport that is valid for at least 3 months after the end of their intended trip in order to enter the Schengen zone. Citizens of Schengen countries can travel without a passport, but must have a valid ID with them during their stay.

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