The hidden gem of Europe, where history meets modern charm – Riga, the Latvian capital. Tucked away from the spotlight that often shines on more popular destinations like London, Paris, and Milan, Riga is a picturesque city waiting to be explored. If you’ve never considered Riga as your next travel destination, now is the time to change that. Here’s why.
Take in Some of the Most Impressive Architecture in Europe
Explore Riga’s rich architectural heritage by visiting Alberta Iela Street, which boasts the best-preserved collection of Art Nouveau architecture in Europe. Adorned with stained glass windows, statues, mosaics, and intricate details, the buildings offer a unique glimpse into the city’s history. For a deeper understanding, visit the Riga Art Nouveau Museum to learn about the architects and experience the interiors of these remarkable structures.
Enjoy the Charming Old Town
Vecriga, Riga’s historic old town, holds significance in Latvia’s history. Its well-deserved recognition is evident when you witness the picturesque cobblestone streets and vibrant buildings, some dating back to the 13th century. Notable landmarks include the Cathedral Church of Saint Mary, the House of the Blackheads, and The Three Brothers, three distinct buildings worth including in your visit.
Taste Latvian Delicacies at the Central Market
Explore the Latvian food scene at Riga’s Central Market, housed in former German Zeppelin hangars. Discover local delicacies and handmade souvenirs amidst the impressive Art Deco and Neoclassical architecture. Established in 1930, this bustling market is among Europe’s largest and busiest.
Visit Over 40 Museums
There are over 40 museums, including the famous State Museum of Fine Arts, the Museum of the History of Riga and Navigation, the Latvian Museum of Nature, the Museum of Decorative Applied Arts, and the Ethnographic Open-Air Museum of Latvia.
Riga, Latvia’s capital, is considered relatively affordable for most travellers, particularly when compared to other European capitals.
Enjoy Small Crowds Perfect for Strolling and Exploring
Riga provides the wonderful combination of a rich history like other capitals but with fewer tourists. This offers a unique opportunity to explore attractions, take photos without crowds, and easily secure a table at popular restaurants.
Join Us at Together in 2024
Riga will be the host of ELIA’s upcoming Together event in February 2024. The event is specially designed to bring together freelance language professionals and language service companies for constructive dialogue and mutual growth. With a range of speakers, keynote presentations, and networking opportunities, attendees will learn, share, and connect. This gathering is a must-attend if you want to expand your business connections. Whether you’re a translator, interpreter, post-editor, proofreader, vendor, quality manager, or project manager, this event is tailored for you! Don’t miss out on the chance to be part of a community that’s shaping the future of our industry – registration is open, and early bird rates are available. Check out more information here.