The biggest metropolis in the Baltics, Riga perfectly blends timeless tradition and cutting-edge cool. Drop in and get energized by a city with surprises on every road and rooftop. In its 800 years of turbulent history, everyone from German knights to Swedish kings and Soviet commissars have left their footprints, and today Latvia’s capital is an exciting European metropolis at the crossroads of eastern and northern Europe.
Riga is an adventure for the taste buds too. The enormous Central Market is a treasure trove of earthy sausage, cheese and black bread, smoked fish, and much more. Sample the goods on a picnic in one of Riga’s lovely parks, or enjoy a hearty meal in many great value bistro and cafes.
There are three main countries in Baltic and all are very close to each other, so if you are quick and smart you can get buses from Riga to the capital of Lithuania and Estonia. Find the flights in the links below.
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From magnificent cathedrals to fresh food markets and opera to a one-of-a-kind car museum, Riga has everything for a memorable visit.