Riga is highly underrated. As a traveler from the US, I knew nothing about Latvia before booking my trip here, and the majority of people I’ve spoken to since share the same cluelessness.  If you’re looking for a unique destination with , Here are 20 pictures of Riga to inspire your next European adventure!


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20 Pictures of Riga to Inspire You to Visit // Old Town

20 Pictures of Riga to Inspire You to Visit // Architecture

20 Pictures of Riga to Inspire You to Visit

20 Pictures of Riga to Inspire You to Visit // Old Town

20 Pictures of Riga to Inspire You to Visit // Vermanes Park

20 Pictures of Riga to Inspire You to Visit // Old Town

20 Pictures of Riga to Inspire You to Visit // Vermanes Park

20 Pictures of Riga to Inspire You to Visit // Art Nouveau Museum

20 Pictures of Riga to Inspire You to Visit // Alberta Iela

20 Pictures of Riga to Inspire You to Visit // Old Town

20 Pictures of Riga to Inspire You to Visit // Art Nouveau

20 Pictures of Riga to Inspire You to Visit // The Freedom Monument

20 Pictures of Riga to Inspire You to Visit // Old Town Architecture

20 Pictures of Riga to Inspire You to Visit // Vermanes Park

20 Pictures of Riga to Inspire You to Visit // Nativity Cathedral

20 Pictures of Riga to Inspire You to Visit // Vermanes Park
20 Pictures of Riga to Inspire You to Visit

20 Pictures of Riga to Inspire You to Visit // Architecture

20 Pictures of Riga to Inspire You to Visit // Art Nouveau District

20 Pictures of Riga to Inspire You to Visit

20 Pictures of Riga to Inspire You to Visit // Old Town

20 Pictures of Riga to Inspire You to Visit // 1221 Restaurant

20 Pictures of Riga to Inspire You to Visit // Gallery Park Hotel and Spa

20 Pictures of Riga to Inspire You to Visit // Old Town

TOP THINGS TO KNOW WHEN VISITING RIGA, LATVIA

WHEN TO GO  Peak season in Riga runs between April and September when the days are long, but the prices are high. Tourist prices start to lower around September. I visited in late October and while it rained during a portion of my trip, there were very few tourists and the rates were low. When I return to Latvia, I will aim for mid-September.
VISA Citizens of the United States, Canada, Australia, Israel, Japan, Korea, Hong Kong, Brazil and other countries do not need a visa to visit Latvia. Visa-free travelers may stay in Latvia for up to 90 days within a period of 180 days.
LANGUAGE Latvian 
CURRENCY Euro 
ELECTRICITY  Voltage: 230 V Frequency : 50 Hz.
POWER SOCKET  Type F
WIFI With over 1,000 locations throughout the Riga, including parks, city squares and other open-air spaces, Riga has been named Europe’s capital for free wifi. 

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