Attractions

Top Choice Architecture in Rīga

Alberta Iela

It's like a huge painting, which you can spend hours staring at, as your eye detects more and more intriguing details. But in fact this must-see Rīga sight is a rather functional street with residential houses, rest…
Top Choice Market in Rīga

Rīga Central Market

Haggle for your huckleberries at this vast market, housed in a series of WWI Zeppelin hangars and spilling outdoors as well. It's an essential Rīga experience, providing bountiful opportunities both for people-watch…
Top Choice Church in Rīga

Rīga Cathedral

Founded in 1211 as the seat of the Rīga diocese, this enormous (once Catholic, now Evangelical Lutheran) cathedral is the largest medieval church in the Baltic. The architecture is an amalgam of styles from the 13th…
Top Choice Historic Building in Rīga

Blackheads House

Built in 1344 as a veritable fraternity house for the Blackheads guild of unmarried German merchants, the original house was decimated in 1941 and flattened by the Soviets seven years later. Somehow the original blu…
Top Choice Museum in Rīga

Art Museum Rīga Bourse

Rīga’s lavishly restored stock exchange building is a worthy showcase for the city's art treasures. The elaborate facade features a coterie of deities that dance between the windows, while inside, gilt chandeliers …
Top Choice Gallery in Rīga

Arsenāls Exhibition Hall

Behind a row of spooky granite heads depicting Latvia's most prominent artists, the imperial arsenal, constructed in 1832 to store weapons for the Russian tzar's army, is now a prime spot for international and local…
Monument in Rīga

Freedom Monument

Affectionately known as ‘Milda’, Rīga’s Freedom Monument towers above the city between Old and Central Rīga. Paid for by public donations, the monument was designed by Kārlis Zāle and erected in 1935 where a statue …
Church in Rīga

St Peter's Church

Forming the centrepiece of Rīga’s skyline, this Gothic church is thought to be around 800 years old, making it one of the oldest medieval buildings in the Baltic. Its soaring red-brick interior is relatively unadorn…
Museum in Rīga

Žanis Lipke Memorial

There is hardly a place in Latvia that can tell such a poignant and optimistic story as this modern labyrinthine memorial. Žanis Lipke was a big-hearted man with an adventurous streak. During the Nazi occupation, he…
Museum in Rīga

Rīga Art Nouveau Museum

If you’re curious about what lurks behind Rīga’s imaginative art nouveau facades, then it’s definitely worth stopping by here. Once the home of Konstantīns Pēkšēns (a local architect responsible for over 250 of the …