Riga is a large city and has two main areas of interest. The first is the Old City, which is a UNESCO World Heritage and the second is the Art Nouveau section located mainly in the City Center, which is a newer part of Riga.
Both are extremely valuable. The boat trip on the canal is another relaxing option to do and it takes about 45 minutes..
I found Riga to be an enchanting, hauntingly romantic city. It was not overrun by tourists, but that may have been because the large Song Festival had just finished the day I arrived.
Fina stränder i Jumula. Bra nattliv i gammalstan. Finns en hel del "SPA" som du kan besöka. Ser upp för ficktjuvar och "trevliga" tjejer som vill lura av dig dina pengar.
It is a very nice medivial town. I like the Opera of Riga more than La Scala in Milan. Take a ticket 2nd balcony and admire the cealing.
Walking along the narrow cobbled lanes lined with character filled building over a thousand years old is a photographers dream.
Every corner brings on a new vista of yet another beautiful old building. Coffee shops in Riga Old Town sell some of the best quality coffee at the most affordable prices in Europe. If sweets and pastries take your fancy, Old Town Riga is the place to go - so many delicacies to tempt the sweet tooth.
Upon arrival which was late at night to the bus station we walked to our hotel. I didn't get a good vibe at all.
However, the next day we spent sightseeing and the city quickly grew on me. A great city to explore, everything is within easy walking distance, the sights are great to see, I especially enjoyed St. Peters. Dining and nightlife was fantastic. Chrustmas markets were great too.
I travel internationally continually and I found Riga to be among the most enjoyable cities I have visited.
I was amazed at how easy it was to get around by foot, bike, or bus. People were sooooo friendly and helpful. May such continue.
Centre compact enough to walk around, very interesting and beautiful Old Town and Art Nouveau districts
You are able to stroll around the complete Old Town on foot, and cover all the streets in a few hours.