For our first trip to Riga we wanted to stay in Old Town to walk to all the most famous sites. During our three-day visit we got a good feel for the heart of the city, visiting St. Peter's and the Cathedral, Riga Castle, famous squares with their historical buildings (Black Cat House, Blackhead House), Freedom Monument, Swedish Gate, huge indoor market... Then we ventured north across the Daugava river into the Art Nouveau area for the architecture and found more good shopping, parks, and restaurants (Flying Frog). Friends took us to their apartment in that area, so we got a glimpse of what housing in Riga looks like. On our last day we finished shopping for locally-made items in knitting shops and the crafts fair being held for the solstice celebration "Jani," drank our new favorite Aldaris beer, ate Laima chocolates, and took a relaxing bicycle-carriage ride. We just couldn't get enough of the architecture, dating back to the 1200's. On the last morning, the ride to the airport took less than half an hour.
Traveller from Midwest
Located in Old Town, this hotel is steps from Cathedral Square, Small Guild Hall, and House of the Blackheads. St. Peter's …More
We enjoyed a very pleasurable 4 night stay in Riga which is a very interesting city from an architectural, cultural and historical perspective. We recommend one of the walking tours and a stay at the Old City Hotel.
Traveller from Northamptonshire
Located in Old Town, this hotel is steps from Latvian National Opera, Laima Clock, and St John's Church. Cathedral Square and …More
Located across from rail station, a block from Stockmann's department store, two blocks from the intercity bus station and the beautiful Latvian opera building. Staff attentive, professional, breakfast comfortable and very generous (unlimited smoked salmon, for example).
Traveller from Midwest
A short stroll from the train station and a 10-minute drive from Riga International Airport, Opera Hotel & Spa overlooks …More
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