Latvia Open Air Ethnographic Museum in Riga (Brīvības gatve 440, Rīga) — An unusual pace can be found a half and hour’s drive from the center of Riga on the shores of Jugla Lake. Leisurely walks, skiing in winter, putting yourself in the lives of ancient Latvian farmers and fishermen, discovering the bathhouses used by […]
Latvian National Theatre (Kronvalda bulvāris 2, Rīga) – this theater was established just after Latvia’s independence (1919). The National Theatre stages performances for a wide range of audiences in accordance with the basic task of the National Theatre, i. e., ensure a versatile repertoire and differential ticket price policy allowing all people to see the […]
International Sigulda Opera Festival (Sigulda Castle ruins, Pils iela 18, Sigulda) – located 52 km (45 minutes) northeast of Riga, this site of the remains of a 12th century castle has been a venue of this opera festival in recent times (held annually in early August). Various local and regional opera performers participate in this […]
Dzintari Forest Park (Jomas iela/Turaidas iela, Jūrmala) – this park is intended for lovers of both active and leisurely recreation. It is an excellent place for spending time together with children, family and friends where young people can engage in active activities, and pensioners can enjoy the fresh pine forest air. It is the […]
Cycling in the City — A bicycle is quite suitable for visiting Vecriga (Old Riga); you can easily ride from one historical area to another. There are places by the Rātslaukums (City Hall Square) where you can lock up your bicycle while you enjoy the House of Blackheads, St. Peter’s Church and other architectural gems. […]
Bobsleding (Šveices iela 13, Sigulda) – in this regional city is a bobsled facility, where visitors can recreate the thrills of the 2014 Winter Olympics by engaging in their own bobsledding adventure. Incredibly, at this facility, bobsledding can also be done during the Summer. Price per person: €7. Hours: 10 am – 5 pm (Saturday […]
Stockmann Shopping Complex (13.janvāra 8) – this is the Latvian branch of the Finnish department store chain Stockmann. Four floors of retail space is found here – offering shoppers a huge selection of tableware, appliances and other items for your home, the biggest cosmetics shop in Riga and, best of all, the Stockmann supermarket and […]
Riga Plaza (Mūkusalas 71, Riga) – located by the Daugava River, this shopping mall has over 130 stores (including casual and comfortable brands like Bershka, Lindex and Cubus; and the mid-priced clothing ranges offered by Zara, Monton, Stradivarius, Peek&Cloppenburg and La Senza (underwear) — which can all be found here.í.
Shopping Centre Spice (Lielirbes iela 29, Rīga) – located in the New Riga district (a short distance from Old Town) is this shopping center, which went under an expansion in 2005, and offers shoppers a wide array of retail, entertainment and services. Some of the international retailers there are Benetton, Desigual, Guess, Massimo Dutti, and […]
Mols (Krasta iela 46, Rīga) – this is another major shopping center in Riga – this one being close to the Daugava River (offering plenty of parking as well). Along with a range of retailers, there are restaurants (of all budgets) and other amenities (such as banks and supermarkets) for its shoppers.