Riga, Latvia

Photos to Inspire Your Next Trip

Modern yet historic, Riga is the perfect mix of old and new. This European capital recently came onto the tourist radar after Latvia and its Baltic neighbors broke free of communism and joined up with the E.U.

Now Riga offers old European charm at a respectably lower price than its western European counterparts. Here you can dine at an outdoor cafe while admiring the old-world architecture, visit art museums, stroll through local markets, and take an excursion to the idyllic European countryside.

If you think it's too good to be true, then these photos will show how Riga's elegant and authentic atmosphere should be on your bucket list.

At the market

Potato and cheese dumplings are popular here, and you can actually get them at some fast-food style restuarants.

Meats at the Riga market

Riga's old town central square, with St. Peter's Church and the House of the Black Heads

The Freedom Monument, dedicated to the Latvian War of Independence

The Salaspils Concentration Camp Memorial outside of Riga

For more information, check out the travel costs for Riga or the travel costs for Latvia. We highly recommend a few Riga Tours, also. And if you're traveling on a tight budget, check out the best hostels in Riga for an affordable place to stay.

Happy Travels!

If you have a limited amount of time for your journey, see our advice about how much time to spend here: Should I spend 1, 2, or 3 days in Riga?, Should I spend 3, 4, or 5 days in Riga? and Is Riga Worth Visiting?

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