Tag Archives: DiscoverRiga - Page 2

16 Sep
2015
[pullquote align=”left or right”]”I am not a tree hugger, an esoteric or particularly religious, but when I’m standing in the forest, I always get this undefinable feeling and desire to describe it.” (Kaupo Kikkas)[/pullquote] Until this coming Sunday, the 20th of September, at the Latvian Photography Museum, the exhibition “Treescape” will be shown. This exhibition ...
05 Aug
2015
Vecrīga is a very eventful city in the historical center of Riga, where one can go to see some of Riga’s famous old churches and cathedrals. I recently came across this website, which I believe will be incredibly helpful to all of you wanting to visit Vecrīga. They have created a map of Vecrīga that ...
30 Jul
2015
The Reputation of Moscow District in Riga Latgale, also known as Maskavas forštate (Moscow district), is with no doubt an interesting area in Riga, with a special atmosphere, character, and full of memories, but probably for this reason at the same time not the safest place of the city. The history of this poor and ...
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 ...
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, ...
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 ...
07 May
2015
Did you know Orienteering and Geocaching are two very popular outdoor activities amongst Rigans? Turns out orienteering is a big thing in Latvia, so much so that they organize several competitions all over Latvia throughout the year. For those who are new to orienteering: basically it’s a family of sports in which you are running ...
25 Mar
2015
Vecrīga – Riga’s Old Town – is located on the east side of Daugava River and is part of a UNESCO World Heritage Site listed as “Historic Centre of Riga”. Vecrīga has a bit of everything for everyone, but this historical hub is most famous for its old churches and cathedrals. Vecrīga used to be isolated ...
20 Mar
2015
In the light of the great weather we have been having in Saint Petersburg lately *knock on wood*, I am officially saying “goodbye” to winter. And because of that, today I am telling you about a great seaside spa resort destination in Riga called Jūrmala. Jūrmala – which actually means seaside or beach in Latvian ...