Destination Riga, Latvia

Wile Riga is a fairly large city; interesting places for tourists are located around the monument of freedom and the old town. Start with the House of Blackheads, tourist office does not offer free brochures with descriptions of many buildings and map for trips to foot independent, alternatively, a tour can be arranged. The old town was built primarily between 1860 and 1914. With its architecture that resembles other European cities, is the most interesting place for tourists. Many museums, churches and important buildings are located here. Just outside the old town is the Freedom Monument - the most important national symbol of Latvia. The lateral canal city with its parks is a good place to rest after walking in the Old Town, the Opera House is also located outside the old town.

The Art Nouveau district has many splendid buildings. Elizabetes street and Alberta Street are the best places. Many other Art Nouveau buildings are located around the Freedom Monument.

In the suburbs of Riga is located in Riga Ethnographic Open Air Museum, which has many traditional wooden houses of Latvia and the things of the traditional household. The employees are often dressed in traditional Latvian costumes. Occasionally, during national celebrations museum has special events.
The areas less frequently visited by tourists are the Moscow suburbs (Maskavas Forstate) Andrejsala and Pardaugava, although they are not popular tourist spots worth visiting.

Riga has to offer many activities to offer tourists. A visit to the National Opera of Latvia or Latvian Philharmonic concerts in the Great Guild, a vibrant nightlife and many museums to visit. Tourists can buy souvenirs like amber and wool socks in the central market and small stands around the old city of Riga. If you are looking for Soviet era items at bargain prices Latgalite a market. Located near the old town, this flea market of Soviet military uniforms, hats, medals and pins. In the center of Riga and the Old Town many art galleries can be found.

Being the most vibrant and cosmopolitan city of the Baltics, Riga has many opportunities for tourists.

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