A UNESCO World Heritage site and the European Capital of Culture 2014, Latvia’s coastal capital city of Riga is both beautifully historic and energetically modern. The old town is a maze of narrow medieval streets, Gothic and Baroque churches and hidden courtyards, while the new town is an expanse of wide boulevards and Jugendstil Art Nouveau architecture. In Cathedral Square stands the exquisite red brick, green-roofed Riga Cathedral, which dates from 1211. Nearby are the Museum of Riga’s History and Navigation, featuring Bronze Age and medieval artefacts, as well as Riga Castle, built in 1515 and now home to the President. When you visit, you’ll also see the Three Brothers trio of medieval houses, one of which is thought to be the oldest in Latvia. Our Local Specialists will show you round, bringing the city to life with their first-hand knowledge and personal anecdotes, before taking you for a restaurant meal of local specialities.
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