Category Archives: Discover Riga - Page 5

16 Jul
2015
In this gastronomical tour you will be given the opportunity to try traditional Latvian food. A local foodie will guide you through the Riga Central Market and show you all the Latvian delicacies and specialties. You will also get to know the Riga Central Market, if you haven’t done so already. This market is enormous ...
07 Jul
2015
View The City From Anew: Riverboat Tours in Riga Riverboat tours are one of the best ways to view the city. Riga is well known for its historic centres, lots of churches and medieval, historical buildings. Since it’s not a huge city one can easily do sightseeing and reach the main places just by walk. The ...
29 Jun
2015
I am sure you have plenty of plans for this summer in Riga, but perhaps if you hear about zorbing, you will want to add it to your checklist! Zorbing, also known as globe riding, is a recreational activity that includes rolling downhill or on a flat surface inside an orb (kind of like a ...
25 Jun
2015
The Corner House is an art Nouveau building in the centre of Riga which actually has quite terrible stories to tell since during his life witnessed too many atrocities and nonsense. Therefore it’s now the symbol of the soviet totalitarian regime that lasted in Latvia for about fifty years. Stūra māja at Brīvības iela 61, ...
17 Jun
2015
Midsummer’s Eve: A Latvian Tradition! If you’re lucky enough to be in Riga this summer, don’t miss Latvia’s most popular holiday next week — Midsummer’s Eve! Midsummer’s Eve, or Jāņi in Latvian, has its origins in an ancient pagan tradition which commemorated the summer solstice, the shortest night of the year. Nowadays, the holiday is ...
08 Jun
2015
Today’s post will explore three ways of how to explore Riga and its surroundings from three different points of view: Underground, on water and from above. 1. Underground During the Cold War, only a select few knew what was hidden under the “Ligatne Rehabilitation Centre”. A vacation resort was built above ground during the 60s ...
03 Jun
2015
If you happen to be in Latvia this summer, you should definitely attend one – or more – of these events! To know about other events taking place in Latvia this summer, click here. Closing concert for VIII Nordic-Baltic Choral Festival This year will be the 20th anniversary of the Baltic Choral Festival. It will be hosting about ...
29 May
2015
Riga is a city of many faces. It’s already well known for its medieval architecture, rich history and culture, and tasty food. But what’s now the trendiest and artistic district of Riga? Be ready to discover its “hipster” side! The main street is Miera Iela also known as Peace street. This name comes from a recent ...
21 May
2015
A short ride with public transport from Riga’s city centre will take you, almost literally, more than a 100 years back in time. No, I am not speaking of some sort of secret Latvian time machine-technology. I am of course speaking of another time machine, the Latvian Ethnographical Museum. The backbone of the museum is ...
17 May
2015
The Riga Opera Festival has been taking place for 18 years now, and it has become a cherished tradition for many opera aficionados from Latvia and abroad. The event takes place at the Latvian National Opera House and starts June 5th and ends June 18th, and tickets have been for sale since January. Many performances that ...