Riga, built on the shore of the Baltic Sea, is Latvia's largest city and its capital. It's the perfect mix of local tradition, rich history and edgy coolness.
With a long and tempestuous history dating back over 800 years, Riga has been invaded and sacked by German Cavaliers, Swedish Monarchs and Soviet Communists all of which have left theit own unique imprint on the city. In this day and age, Latvia’s capital is an exciting European Capital right at the crossroads of where East meets Northern Europe.
Architecturally, Riga’s is a hidden gem with one of the world’s richest collections of Art Nouveau building lining grand boulevards and it is because of this that the city was awarded UNESCO World Heritage site status in 1997. Wander through the cobblestone street sampling delicious coffee, beers and local cuisine, explore the wealth of Gothic Spires, take in majestic river views in Europe’s Wifi Capital, there's almost 1,000 free hot-spots to get online!