Visit Riga

Riga, the capital of Latvia, is a vibrant and modern city located on the Baltic Sea at the mouth of the River Daugava. It is one of the oldest cities in Northern Europe, with a history spanning over 800 years. A UNESCO World Heritage Site and popular tourist destination, Riga boasts many attractions for visitors including its beautiful architecture, museums and galleries.

Amongst its most remarkable sights are St Peter's Church with its iconic spire towering over Old Town and Riga Cathedral which dates back to 1211 and is considered a masterpiece of medieval architecture. For those looking for something more modern, there are plenty of bars and restaurants in trendy areas such as Alberta iela. The city also has some interesting art galleries such as Arsenals Exhibition Hall plus plenty of parks to explore - ideal for those who like to get outdoors!

When it comes to historical facts about Riga, one that stands out is that it was an important center for shipbuilding during medieval times due to its strategic location at the Baltic Sea - many timber ships were built here during this time period. Today you can still visit wooden buildings from this era throughout Old Town which have been carefully preserved by local authorities.