Latvia’s capital, Riga, is the largest city in the Baltic States. With its historic centre (a UNESCO World Heritage Site), fine collection of Art Nouveau houses and its museums and arts, is it any surprise it was declared the European Capital of Culture in 2014.
Hotels in the Old City
Riga really cuts a unique character thank to its Art Nouveau architecture, which was famous in the late 19th and early 20th Century. All this stands beside the older Medieval building, lining the narrow, cobblestoned streets. There’s plenty to do around these parts, with plenty of museums to visit and bars and restaurants to enjoy. The hotel supply in the Old Town consists of approximately 30 properties ranging from two to five star hotels.
Hotels in Downtown
Within walking distance of the historic centre you will find the modern city centre with its popular attractions and sights, such as St Peter’s Church, the Occupation Museum and Riga Cathedral (one of the largest medieval churches in the Baltic States). Make sure you visit the Castle - the residence of the president of the country. Then there’s the 368 meter high radio and TV tower with its awesome observation deck, 100 metres above ground level.
The hotel supply in the modern city centre is made up of about 45 properties, including luxury design hotels and those offering eco-friendly stays. Just looking to unwind and relax during your stay? Book a spa hotel with a sauna, health club and outdoor pool. If you’re looking for more of a thrill, try your luck and stay in a casino hotel.
Hotels in Jurmala
Just half an hour from Riga is Jurmala, a seaside resort that was favoured by the rich and the famous of the 1800’s. A few centuries later, it is still just as popular for its perfect beaches, bars and restaurants selling delectable dishes.
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