The Best Things to Do in Riga

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Popular things to do in Riga

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World heritage site
Old City Riga (Vecriga)
4.7
Duration: 2 hours
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Monument
Freedom Monument
4.3
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Flea Market
Central Market (Centraltirgus)
4.1
Duration: 1h 30 min
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History Museum
Latvijas Okupācijas muzejs
3.7
Duration: 1h 30 min
Often referred to as "The Paris of the North," Riga offers thriving nightlife and some of the best collections of Art Nouveau architecture in Europe. The capital city's center displays hundreds of famous Art Nouveau buildings that have earned it World Heritage status. Its Old Town bursts with vitality and boasts an impressive array of nightlife options. The Latvian city is the largest in all of the Baltics. Since its growing popularity as a tourist destination has produced a new crop of cafes, bars, and clubs, many dub it "The Second City that Never Sleeps." When using our Latvia trip planner, you're building your holiday based on your own interests, visitor reviews, and the informed opinions of our well-traveled writers.

Historic Sites in Riga

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Historic Site
Latvian Ethnographic Open Air Museum
4.5
Duration: 2 hours
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Historic Site
House of the Black Heads
4.3
Duration: 1 hour
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Religious Site
St. Peter's Church
4.1
Duration: 30 minutes
Religious Site
Riga Cathedral
4.2
Duration: 1 hour

Side trips from Riga

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Beach
Jurmala Beach Jurmala
4.5
Duration: 4h 30 min
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National Park
Gauja National Park Vidzeme Region
4.6
Duration: 8 hours
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National Park
Kemeri National Park Jurmala
4.6
Duration: 8 hours
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Castle
Turaida Castle Sigulda
4.2
Duration: 3 hours

Museums in Riga

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Specialty Museum
Riga Motormuseum
4.8
Duration: 2 hours
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Specialty Museum
KGB Building
4.2
Duration: 2h 30 min
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History Museum
Latvian War Museum
4.0
Duration: 3 hours
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Specialty Museum
Musee Art Nouveau
4.3
Duration: 1 hour

Hidden gems in Riga

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Art Museum
Latvian National Museum Of Art
4.5
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Park
Bastejkalna Park
4.7
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Observation Deck
Panorama Riga Observation Deck
4.3
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Architectural Building
JJugenda Stila Nami, Riga
4.8
Duration: 1h 30 min

Shopping in Riga

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Gift & Specialty Shop
Miesai
5.0
Duration: 30 minutes
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Civic Center
Ziemelblazma
4.8
Duration: 2h 30 min
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Gift & Specialty Shop
Robert's Books
4.8
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Gift & Specialty Shop
Art Nouveau Riga
4.5
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Specialty Museum
Latvian Museum of Photography
3.7
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Landmark
Riga Town Hall Square
4.7
Duration: 30 minutes
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Observation Deck
View of Riga from St Peter's Church Tower
4.0
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Architectural Building
Alberta Iela
4.7
Duration: 1 hour

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