Riga is the largest city in the Baltic States and is one of Latvia’s
main cultural, political, and economic centers.
Riga’s Old Town is recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
A visit in summer is highly recommended, where the city awakens, with squares populated
by tourists and Latvians sitting in the bars and restaurants of the historic center.
After an 18-hour cruise from Stockholm, we arrived at Riga’s port.
From the port, we walked towards the historic center where our accommodation was located.
The streets of the old town are uneven and with ancient stones (like Tallinn), so it was very
difficult and tiring to walk and pull the suitcases.
The city is compact so you can calmly go around in one day to visit the old city.
- St. Peter’s Church [Sv. Pētera baznīca]
- Bremen Town Musicians [Brēmenes muzikanti]
- Town Hall Square [Rātslaukums]
- House of the Blackheads [Melngalvju Nams]
- Riga Cathedral [Rīgas Doms]
- Our Lady of Sorrows Church [Sāpju Dievmātes Romas katoļu baznīca]
- The Three Brothers [Trīs Brāļi]
- Cat House [Kaķu nams]
- Livu Square [Līvu laukums]
- Latvian Riflemen Monument [Latviesu Strelnieku piemineklis]
- Recommended accommodations in Riga
- Take the long-distance LUX EXPRESS BUS to Tallinn, Estonia
St. Peter’s Church [Sv. Pētera baznīca]
The St. Peter’s Church was originally built in wood in 1209, it was destroyed by fire, bombing and lightning strikes multiple times over the past centuries and was rebuilt in the 18th century in red brick.
During the last reconstruction, an elevator was installed!
The tower is 123-meters high and is one of the tallest in Europe
From the top of its tower, you have a stunning 360-degree view of the city.
Address: Reformācijas Laukums 1, Centra rajons, Rīga
Opening hours: September-April: Tuesday-Saturday 10 -18, Sunday 12-18;
May-August: Tuesday-Saturday 10 – 19, Sunday 12 – 19
Closed on Mondays
Price: Adults € 9 / Students € 7 / up to 7 years free
Bremen Town Musicians [Brēmenes muzikanti]
The monument was gifted by Bremen, the German city, in 1990.
The Bremen Town Musicians statue is based on the fairy tale by the Grimm brothers.
Legend has it that touching the statue brings luck and happiness.
Address: Pēterbaznīcas iela, Centra rajons, Rīga, LV-1050, Latvia
Town Hall Square [Rātslaukums]
House of the Blackheads [Melngalvju Nams]
Riga Cathedral [Rīgas Doms]
Our Lady of Sorrows Church [Sāpju Dievmātes Romas katoļu baznīca]
The Three Brothers [Trīs Brāļi]
Cat House [Kaķu nams]
Livu Square [Līvu laukums]
Latvian Riflemen Monument [Latviesu Strelnieku piemineklis]
Recommended accommodations in Riga
Take the long-distance LUX EXPRESS BUS to Tallinn, Estonia