An Artistic Masterpiece
Riga is a bustling, modern capital city and a major draw for Europe-based tourists looking for a short city break. The narrow, winding streets of its cobbled Old Town invite visitors to participate in aimless wandering past medieval buildings, pausing at quaint shops and cafés. Meanwhile, the New Town offers up a riot of Art Nouveau riches. With a walkable core and good public transport provisions, the city is an easy one to explore. Many visitors start their explorations in Cathedral Square – the heart of the Old Town – before making their way east to stroll along the broad boulevards of the New Town. After dark, the Old Town’s nightlife is especially vibrant.
Both The Hansa cultural route and the Réseau Art Nouveau Network feature Riga as an itinerary point.