Best Places To Visit In Riga Latvia

Riga is both the capital and largest city of Latvia. It’s one of the three Baltic states (Estonia and Lithuania being the others) and one of Europe’s best-kept secrets.

Riga’s Old Town

This beautiful district is characterised by well-preserved medieval architecture, beautiful pastel buildings, and charming cobbled streets.

St. Peter’s Church

St. Peter’s Church is a beautiful brick gothic church. In 1997, Riga St Peter’s Church was included on UNESCO’s World Heritage list.

Bremen Town Musicians Statue

Based on a fairy tale by the Brothers Grimm. The statue is of a donkey, a dog, a cat and a rooster stacked on top of each other.

The House of the Blackheads

A building erected during the 14th century and was used for the Brotherhood of Blackheads, which was a medieval society for unmarried merchants and foreigners in Riga.

Museum of the Occupation of Latvia

Established in 1993, it’s dedicated to the history of German and Soviet occupation of Latvia from WWII until the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991.

Dome Square

Dome Square is one of the Old Town’s charming squares that houses two important Riga attractions.

Riga Ghetto and Latvian Holocaust Museum

This museum is a well-presented and a moving memorial to the victims of the Holocaust. There are lots of personal artefacts found inside.