Art Nouveau

Alberta Iela This street is at the heart of Rīga's art nouveau district also known as the 'Quiet Centre'. Particular highlights are numbers 2a, 4 and 13.

Rīga Art Nouveau Museum A faithfully-restored 1920s apartment which once belonged to the architect of over 250 of the city's buildings.

Rīga Synagogue The only synagogue to survive Rīga's occupation by the Nazis was

Art Nouveau Rīga Gift shop for all things related to the iconic 20th-century movement.

Churches

Rīga Cathedral The largest medieval church in the Baltics features styles from the 13th to the 18th centuries.

St Peter's Church This Gothic church is the unmistakable centrepiece of Rīga's skyline.

Nativity of Christ Cathedral Opulent Russian Orthodox cathedral with gilded cupolas.

Jēzus baznīca A unique house of worship made entirely of wood.

St Gertrude Church Built on what was originally the city's boundary, this church's namesake is the patron saint of travellers.

Food & Drink

Rīga Central Market Rīga's iconic market has been going since 1570, but is now housed in WWI Zeppelin hangars.

3 Pavaru Experimental cuisine is artfully presented in one of the city's best restaurants.

Latvijas Balzāms Head to any of the branches of this popular liquor store to pick up a bottle of Latvia's iconic drink, Black Balzām.

Laima Chocolate Museum Learn all about the art of making chocolate at the Laima chocolate factory's on-site museum.

Museums

Art Museum Rīga Bourse Treasures on display in the beautifully-restored former stock exchange include a beguiling collection of Chinese and Japanese ceramics.

Latvian Ethnographic Open-Air Museum The culture of Latvia's four regions are represented by more that 100 relocated wooden buildings.

Rīga Motor Museum Worth the 8km trip outside the city centre, this fantastic museum features cars formerly owned by a host of notable figures of the Soviet-era, including Stalin.

Rīga Porcelain Museum Quirky museum chronicling the of development of Rīga's unique style of making porcelain.

Museum of Decorative Arts & Design An impressive representation of the applied arts, from furniture to woodcuts.