The capital of Latvia, on the Baltic coast, is fast becoming one of the most popular cities in Europe for tourists and it is easy to see why. Riga has much to offer in the history of culture, shopping and nightlife.
Riga is home to the Duomo Cathedral. Dates from the 13th century cathedral is the largest place of worship in the Baltics. St Peters Lutheran Church is another historic buildings in Riga. This medieval church is the Freedom Monument, which symbolizes the independence of Latvia.
The Riga Open Air Ethnographic Museum hosts exhibitions of life as it was, with fishing villages that were a large part of the city. Another popular attraction is the Art Nouveau architecture Gallery.
Paris, Milan and Barcelona may be the fashion capitals of Europe, but that does not mean you will not find some fabulous design equipment elsewhere - and in Latvia is no exception. But the most interesting pieces head to the old town where you will find specialty shops and stalls.
Latvia has a varied selection of restaurants for diners to American bars and restaurants of Arab sushi. Traditional country dishes involve pork, potatoes and bread, but there are a lot more variety in restaurants in Riga. Summers are warm but not uncomfortable, leaving you free to explore without hot hot and sticky and stuck with the factor 50.