Russian Orthodox Cathedral
An echo of Vērmanes dārzs across bustling Brīvības, the expansive Esplanāde is a large park dotted with imposing trees, wooden benches,...
Latvian National Museum of Art
Sitting within the Esplanāde's leafy grounds, this impressive gallery features pre-WWII Russian and Latvian art displayed among the...
Jews in Latvia
This small and rather informal space briefly recounts the city’s history of Jewish life until 1945 through artefacts and photography....
A must for every visitor, glitzy Skyline Bar sits on the 26th floor of the Radisson Blu Hotel Latvija. The sweeping views are the city’s...
Latvia’s trendier version of Prêt a Manger is a step up from ready-made sandwiches at the grocery store. Black-and-yellow stencil art...
Lonely Planet review
Just north of the Freedom Monument is Esplanāde park and the fabulous 19th-century Russian Orthodox Cathedral.