Riga is the capital of Latvia and the main industrial, business, cultural, sports and financial center in the Baltics, as well as important port city. The historical center of Riga is included in the UNESCO World Heritage List and is remarkable for its Art Nouveau style architecture that, according to UNESCO, is unparalleled in the world. Riga was one of the 2014 European Capitals of Culture. Riga, the capital of Latvia, lies at the mouth of the Daugava River in the Baltic Sea. It is considered a cultural center and has many museums and concert halls. The city is also known for its wooden buildings, Art Nouveau architecture and the medieval old town. The latter is only accessible to pedestrians and includes numerous shops and restaurants. The bustling Livu Square with its bars and night clubs is also located here.
Riga can be reached either by plane via Riga Airport (RIX), train, coach or by ferry. You can, of course, make your way through the city by public transport. However, if you want to see Riga in a more organized, relaxed and simple way, suggest using our charter bus
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We welcome you to the top ten ideas on your next trip to Riga:
1. The Large Guild
The Great Guild was formed in Riga in 1354, when the merchants separated from the Holy Cross and Trinity Guild. The members of the Grand Guild were German merchants, goldsmiths and writers. The remains of the first building of the Grand Guild at Amatu Street 6 have been preserved in the basement of the current building. In 1330, a two-storey building with a two-room meeting room was built, i.e. Münster room.
2. The Swedish gate
The Swedish gate (Tornja Street 11) is the only gate of the Riga wall, and has remained to this day. The Swedish gate was established in 1698 with the aim of linking the city to the houses developed behind the city wall and the barracks. The Swedish doors, as well as the other door, were closed on the downturn and opened on the increase.
3. "Three brothers"
The Three Brothers is the oldest residential complex in Riga. The oldest surviving residential building is located at Maza Pils Street 17, which was built at the end of the 15th century, when Riga established contacts with Dutch merchants and the Renaissance features typical of Dutch architecture began to appear in the city's architecture. In front of the house there is a small square with a porch with stone benches and curb stones, where the carved property signs have served as the address of the house.
4. The Freedom Monument
The Independence Monument is a sign of the equality of the citizens of Latvia. It was designed for donation money and launched on the 18th of November 1935. The monument was designed according to the style of the sculptor Karlis Zale and the architect Ernest Stalberg. In Sweden
, the sign of independence was poured out of bronze. Throughout the center of the memorial, under the party of Mother Latvia, the words of Karlis Skalbe are carved, meaning, "For the Fatherland and Liberty." The memorial is 42 meters high. The sculpture holds three stars in its hands as a traditional emblem of the ethnic regions of Latvia – Kurzeme, Latgale and Vidzeme. The history of Latvia is etched on the monument's sculptures.
5. St. Gerthruda Old Lutheran Church
Today's building of the church was built in 1864 - 1866 according to the project of the architect K. Felsko. 63 m high church's tower with the decreasing volume was covered in copper tin. The red bricks and architectural elements molten in concrete were used in the head decoration of the wall. The stained glass was made in the second half of the 19th century. The wind-box was made in 1906 in Zauer's company in Frankfurt
and now it is one of the best in Riga.
6. Mezhapark ( Mežparks) and Zoo
Mežaparks is one of the most beautiful and prestigious residential areas of Riga and a recreation area for city dwellers. Until the middle of the 19th century, peasants lived here, who delivered their products to Riga, as well as it was a recreation place popular with the townspeople in summer. Mežaparks is also home to one of the townspeople's favorite recreation areas, the Riga Zoo, which is the oldest in Northern Europe
, founded on October 18, 1914. The garden area occupies 16.4 ha. Here you can see more than 40 animal species included in the World Red Book.
7. Riga Radio and TV Tower
The TV tower is 368 meters high and is one of the ten tallest TV towers in the world. The observation deck in the Television Tower is located at a height of 97 m, from which you can see the center of Riga, Pārdaugava, Riga HPP in Salaspils and in good weather conditions also the Gulf of Riga and ships in it, the highest points of Sigulda. It was designed by the Georgian architect Nikuradze. Riga Radio and Television Station in Zaķusala started broadcasting in 1986.
8. Riga Central Market
On December 28, 1922, the Riga Council voted to create a central nutrient sector. To this purpose, Riga purchased a shed for the dirigibles abandoned by the German Army in Kurzeme. For first it was intended to keep the shed unchanged, however the shed did not conform with the sanitary standards at the day, so sheds were used only partly. Five pavilions have been constructed. Construction work began in June 1924. Until this, two so-called Red Speakers had been destroyed. Project research began in the autumn of 1930 and was set for production on 2 November. Riga Central Market is the largest post-war building in Riga. From 1930, the people of Riga could be proud of the largest and most modern market in Europe.
9. Pier in Mangalsala
Mangalsala-this is the very first section of the region that the incoming ships enter, passing from Daugava on the shore of the Riga gulf. It is precisely from Mangalsala that a dike (or Eastern Pier) goes into the sea. It was established in the time from 1850 to 1861. The building activities were directed by Nicolay Alexamdrovich in 1856 and 1860. The stone board was corrupted in the 90s of the 20th century and walled in it during the repair of the pier.
10. Laima Clock
The clock was designed in 1924 for functional reasons-to make the citizens of Riga operate in time. In 1936, the clock was decorated with the name of the oldest candy maker, "Laima." Since the Second World War, the clock was used as a strategic intelligence stand for a long period of time. Throughout 1999, the clock underwent a full redesign, taking back the looks it had in the 30s. Nowadays, the Laima clock is the central gathering spot for residents and visitors of Riga.
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