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What to see in Riga

Art Nouveau Architecture

Riga is the world's best preserved open-air museum of Art Nouveau (also known as Jugendstil) architecture, which dates…

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Central Market

One of the oldest and biggest of its kind, Riga's Central Market dates back to 1201 and is a riot of sounds, sights and…

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Dom Cathedral

Dating back to 1211, the red brick Dom (or Dome) Protestant Cathedral is a highlight of the historic centre of Riga.…

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Jurmala

Jurmala is the main holiday resort town in Latvia, the place locals go to when they want to relax, catch a tan and enjoy…

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Latvian National Opera

The Latvian National Opera building is a magnificent 19th-century structure, that's home to the National Opera, Ballet…

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Motor Museum

What is undoubtedly eastern Europe's finest motor museum is tucked away on the outskirts of Riga, and makes for an essential…

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Open Air Ethnographic Museum

The Open Air Ethnographic Museum is a fascinating reflection of the traditional Latvian way of life. Set on 247 acres…

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Riga Castle

Riga Castle (or Riga Pils) was built in 1330 on the site of the original settlement of the city as a residence for the…

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The Museum of the Occupation of Riga

Latvia was occupied from 1949 to 1991 by two successive regimes, in the forms of Nazi Germany and Soviet Russia. This…

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