The capital of Latvia, Riga, is the pearl not only of Latvia, but also of the entire Baltic Region. The Old Town of Riga is included in the UNESCO list of World Cultural and Natural Heritage. Riga has more than 600,000 inhabitants, making it the largest city in the Baltic States.
Riga is also called the pearl of architecture – a city where in one place you can see the churches built in the early days of the city, medieval buildings in the Old Town, unique Art Nouveau patterns, as well as centuries-old wooden architecture and pearls of modern architecture.
Which country is Riga in?
Riga, the ancient Hanseatic city with the central boulevards, is the capital of Latvia. About 900,000 people live here. The city offers magnificent city parks, the Bastion Mountain, the Powder Tower, the Latvian National Theatre, the Statue of Liberty, the University of Latvia and the Latvian National Opera House – to name just a few. The listed old town, which has still retained its medieval features, still has many interesting buildings from the 12th-19th centuries, despite destruction in the last wars. Buildings of Romanticism, Gothic, Renaissance, Art Nouveau and Classicism literally give themselves the handle. Of course, modern buildings and skyscrapers can also be found in Riga. Riga is located on the Daugava River and is an important port city. It was founded in 1201 by Bishop Albert I and joined the Hanseatic League in 1282.
The Latvian capital Riga is more and more often on the list of city travelers – because the city always takes the hearts of holidaymakers by storm, both culturally, musically and culinarily. Riga is still considered a little insider tip for city trips, but it is no less impressive than other European metropolises such as London, Paris or Barcelona. Let yourself be charmed by the diverse and eventful city in the far north.
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