Riga

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St. Peter\'s Church which includes a city and landscape views
The city of Riga is a beautiful city with a historic old town, which is on the UNESCO World Heritage Site list. Featuring historical architecture and parks, this city is also famed for its festivals and music. Riga is the capital of Latvia in the Baltics, located in the north east of Europe.

The Old Town is undoubtedly the city’s best attraction. Explore the medieval streets of this World Heritage Site and visit the Ratslaukums, the Town Hall Square right in the centre. Follow the area’s twisting cobblestone streets lead to attractions like the House of Blackheads and the Museum of the Occupation. Visit St. Peter’s Church and take the lift to the top of the bell tower for spectacular views over the city. Admire the baroque and Gothic buildings at Dome Square and enjoy a bite to eat or a drink at an outdoor café or bar.

From Dome Square, take the short walk to Livu Square, which comes alive in summer with a beer garden and riveting live outdoor entertainment. In winter, the children will love the ice skating rink here. Be sure to take a moment to relax in the tranquil Bastejkalns Park, a beautiful green space with a canal running through it. Take a moment to observe the Freedom Monument, which commemorates the soldiers that fought during the Latvian War of Independence.

Music is a big part of in Riga’s arts scene. Catch an opera or ballet performance at the Latvian National Opera or come for the RITMI Festival an annual jazz festival, which has seen such big name performers as Bobby Darin and Robert Glasper.

Riga’s cuisine is a incredible melting pot of influences, with input from nearby German, Polish and Russian flavours. Taste big plates of piragi, the East European dumpling, or pork, cabbage and potato-inspired dishes. You‘ll find cheap fruit and vegetables, and local delicacies such as smoked eel at the Central Market. The market opened in 1930 and takes place in converted Zeppelin aircraft hangars.

The city is ideal for walking as the streets are flat. There is also a cheap public transport system, with trams, buses and trolleys stopping close to all the major sights.

Where to stay in Riga

Wellton Centrum Hotel & Spa
Wellton Centrum Hotel & Spa
4 out of 5
33 Kaleju Street, Riga, 1050
The price is £68 per night from 5 Sep to 6 Sep
Stay at this 4-star spa hotel in Riga. Enjoy free WiFi, a full-service spa and breakfast. Our guests praise the breakfast and the helpful staff in their reviews. ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (1,001 reviews)
"Good location. Good standard."

Reviewed on 24 Jun 2022

Wellton Centrum Hotel & Spa
Radisson Blu Latvija Conference & Spa Hotel, Riga
Radisson Blu Latvija Conference & Spa Hotel, Riga
4.5 out of 5
55 Elizabetes Street, Riga, 1010
The price is £90 per night from 27 Aug to 28 Aug
Stay at this 4.5-star luxury hotel in Riga. Enjoy free WiFi, a casino and 2 bars/lounges. Our guests praise the breakfast and the bar in their reviews. Popular ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (995 reviews)
"Guest services and property were great."

Reviewed on 18 Jul 2022

Radisson Blu Latvija Conference & Spa Hotel, Riga
Wellton Riverside SPA Hotel
Wellton Riverside SPA Hotel
4 out of 5
11. Novembra Krastmala, 33, Riga, 1050
The price is £84 per night from 5 Sep to 6 Sep
Stay at this 4-star spa hotel in Riga. Enjoy free WiFi, a full-service spa and a rooftop terrace. Our guests praise the breakfast and the helpful staff in their ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (826 reviews)
Amazing property, phenomenal staff!
"This is such a great property to stay at! The hotel staff remembered our names and greeted us accordingly, one of my family members staying here got injured and the entire front desk staff bent over backwards to accommodate any request we had, everything from printing out extra insurance documents, ..."

Reviewed on 6 Aug 2022

Wellton Riverside SPA Hotel
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
RIGAAPARTMENTcom SONADA Hotel
RIGAAPARTMENTcom SONADA Hotel
3 out of 5
Gertrudes Street 129, parking entrance from Valmieras street 5, Riga, LV1009
The price is £51 per night from 6 Sep to 7 Sep
Stay at this 3-star family-friendly apartment in Riga. Enjoy free WiFi, room service and on-site parking. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the convenient ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (88 reviews)
"Nice place, especially for 3-kids family."

Reviewed on 23 Jul 2022

RIGAAPARTMENTcom SONADA Hotel
Revelton Suites Riga
Revelton Suites Riga
3.5 out of 5
59 Kaleju iela, Riga, 1050
The price is £84 per night from 10 Aug to 11 Aug
Stay at this 3.5-star aparthotel in Riga. Enjoy free WiFi, a flat-screen TV and a kitchen. Popular attractions St John's Church and Menzendorff House are located ...
5/5 Exceptional! (1 review)
Cozy, quaint in Old Town. Stay here!!!
"Excellent! The reception is "remote" however, it is always available with quick and precise explanations! Everything was easy and the room was clean, cozy and cute! I would be remiss if there was not a warning about the stairs. They are curved, steep stairs and no elevator access. This can be tricky ..."

Reviewed on 30 Jul 2022

Revelton Suites Riga
Champetre StudioS
Champetre StudioS
2.5 out of 5
Riga, Šampetera iela 74, Riga, LV1046
The price is £59 per night from 1 Sep to 2 Sep
Stay at this apartment in Riga. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast and on-site parking. Our guests praise the comfy beds in their reviews. Popular attractions SPICE ...
4.6/5 Wonderful! (9 reviews)
"This was a very comfortable and large apartment with two rooms and a kitchen/bath. There was a washer and dryer which we did not use but were happy to see. There is a shower and a tub! The beds were extremely comfortable - nice and firm mattresses and everything was very clean. The owner was very ..."

Reviewed on 6 Jul 2022

Champetre StudioS
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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