Riga, the Baltic city and the capital city of the Baltic state of Latvia, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the most popular tourist spot in the region.
Old buildings, cobblestone streets, German architectural delights and a fascinating history that dates back to AD 1200, prominently portray Riga.
Located on the mouth of Daugava river that divides the city into two, and on the coast of Baltic Sea, Riga was a major hub for ancient trade. The city is growing as a popular destination in Europe particularly because of its history, art and nightlife, which is gaining the reputation of best in whole of Europe. With improved infrastructure, Riga is also emerging as a business travel destination.
Riga International Airport, the largest airport in the Baltic states, is well connected to most of the European cities. Riga can be also reached by road. Trams, buses and taxis are available for traveling within the city. However, the best way to experience Riga's Old town is on foot. The streets with round cobblestones can give a an ouch to your feet, but the buildings reflecting Soviet and German influence make up for everything else.
The pictures below show some of the popular spots in Riga, worth visiting: