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Riga Destination Guide

Touring Riga in Latvia! Riga in the region of Rīga with it's 742,572 residents is a place in Latvia and is the capital of this country.

Considering your budget, these more prominent places could be interesting to check as well: Tukums, Tiraine, Sigulda, Riga, Ramava or Vecriga. While being in this area, you might want to check out Tornakalns, Mezaparks, Lejas-Podrags, Kliversala, Jaunmilgravis and Agenskalns as well. Map of the area of Riga in Latvia

Local Time

Local time in Riga is now 04:29 PM (Friday). The local timezone is named "Europe / Riga" with an UTC offset of 3 hours.


Weather Conditions & Forecast

Morning 15°C / 59 °F
Evening 18°C / 65 °F
Night 15°C / 60 °F
Rain 0 l/sq m
Air Humidity 91%
Air Pressure 1033 hPa
Wind Speed Moderate breeze with 12 km/h (8 mph) from North-West
Cloud Conditions Clear sky, covering 8% of sky
General Conditions Sky is clear
17°C / 62 °F Sky is clear

Saturday, 23rd of September 2017
Sky is clear, moderate breeze, clear sky.
Sky is clear Day: 14°C (57 °F)
Night: 14°C (56 °F)
Sunday, 24th of September 2017
Sky is clear, moderate breeze, clear sky.
Sky is clear Day: 15°C (59 °F)
Night: 14°C (57 °F)
Monday, 25th of September 2017
Sky is clear, moderate breeze, clear sky.
Sky is clear Day: 15°C (58 °F)
Night: 14°C (57 °F)

Video Collection

Flyvision lv Mini Showreel 2013 summer R...

This summer we wre flying our ocotocopter for creative studio Moodwork. Creative studio Moodwork together with SIA ' Look at Riga' since last September have worked on multi Dimensional film

33:55 min, rating: 5/5
Uploaded: September 11, 2013 by Gvido Puķe

Hotel Review: Radisson Blu Daugava Riga...

Here is another one of my hotel reviews from the Radisson Blu Daugava, in Riga, the capital city of Latvia. The film begins with a shot of the hotel from the tower of St. Peter's church in

49:21 min, rating: 5/5
Uploaded: January 25, 2014 by Moss Travel TV


Travel Riga City

Impressions from Riga, the capital of Latvia and a short visit to the baltic sea in Jurmala

45:55 min, rating: 5/5
Uploaded: April 21, 2013 by flees4free

Leaving Riga by Train Latvia - 15th Jan...

Footage taken firstly at Riga Main Railway Station, and then from the train Window in a reverse Northerly (right side) direction as it left the station and crossed Dzelzcela Bridge over the

27:37 min, rating: 5/5
Uploaded: January 25, 2014 by Moss Travel TV


Lettonia La città di Riga

Lettonia, Riga è la capitale della Lettonia, una città meravigliosa chiamata anche "la Parigi del Baltico" conosciuta per i suoi musei, ne possiede oltre 50 e per la sua architettura Art

56:54 min, rating: 4/5
Uploaded: September 10, 2012 by TvViaggiare

Review: Avalon Hotel Riga Latvia - Jan...

I recently stayed at the Avalon Hotel, whilst on a short break to Riga. The hotel is within a 5 minute walk of Riga Central Station, and is only a street away from Riga Old Town. A taxi to

50:14 min, rating: 0/5
Uploaded: January 25, 2015 by Moss Travel TV


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Photo Collection

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Interesting Events in the future

A short collection of upcomming events in Riga during the next days, weeks and months.

23
Sep
2017

Concert The Path Of White Clouds

Starts: 06:00 pm (18:00)
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26
Sep
2017

Certified LeSS Practitioner Course (Latvia) - Tuesday – Thursday, 26-28 Sep. 2017

Starts: 11:00 am (11:00)
More at eventful.com.

30
Sep
2017

III Nakts Peldējums

Starts: 10:00 pm (22:00)
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06
Oct
2017

Baltic Furniture

Starts: no exact time
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Baltic Furniture

Starts: 02:00 am (02:00)
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07
Oct
2017

Emphasis

Starts: 10:00 pm (22:00)
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10
Oct
2017

Latvia Vs Andorra, Russia 2018 Qualification (Europe)

Starts: 11:45 pm (23:45)
More at eventful.com.

11
Oct
2017

1st International Firewalk Symposium

Starts: 07:00 pm (19:00)
More at eventful.com.

12
Oct
2017

Riga Gaming Congress To Cover Topical Issues Of Latvian And International Gambling

Starts: 12:00 pm (12:00)
More at eventful.com.

16
Oct
2017

Export Insight Visit To Latvia

Starts: 11:00 am (11:00)
More at eventful.com.


Interesting facts about this location

Eurovision Song Contest 2003

The Eurovision Song Contest 2003 was the 48th annual Eurovision Song Contest, held at the Skonto Hall in Riga, Latvia on 24 May 2003. The hosts were Marie N and Renārs Kaupers. Sertab Erener, the Turkish entrant, won the contest with "Everyway That I Can", scoring 167 points. The winning songwriters were Erener and Turkish rock guitarist and singer Demir Demirkan. Belgium and Russia were second and third respectively, within three points of Turkey's score.

Tags: Eurovision Song Contest 2003, 2003 in Latvia
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Coordinates: 56.95, 24.11 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 1 mi from center.

House of the Blackheads

House of the Blackheads is a building situated in the old town of Riga, Latvia. The original building was erected during the first third of the 14th century for the Brotherhood of Blackheads, a guild for unmarried German merchants in Riga. Major works were done in the years 1580 and 1886, adding most of the ornamentations. The structure was bombed to a ruin by the Germans June 28, 1941 and the remains demolished by the Soviets in 1948. The current reconstruction was erected from 1995 to 1999.

Tags: Visitor attractions in Riga, Destroyed landmarks, Buildings and structures in Riga, Buildings and structures completed in 1999
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Coordinates: 56.95, 24.11 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 1 mi from center.

Latvian National Theatre

The Latvian National Theatre (Latvian: Latvijas Nacionālais teātris) is the national theatre of Latvia in Riga. The theatre was built between 1899-1902 by the design of architect Augusts Reinbergs, becoming Riga's second (Russian) theatre. It closed during the First World War; on 18 November 1918, Latvia's independence was declared in the theatre building. In 1917 the first shows in Latvian were held in the theatre.

Tags: Theatres in Latvia, National theatres, 1919 establishments in Latvia
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Coordinates: 56.95, 24.11 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 2 mi from center.

Riga Castle

Riga Castle is a castle on the banks of River Daugava in Riga, the capital of Latvia. The castle was founded in 1330. This structure was thoroughly rebuilt between 1497 and 1515. Upon the castle's seizure by the Swedes, they constructed spacious annexes in 1641. The fortress was continually augmented and reconstructed between the 17th and 19th centuries. Sometime in the 1930s, some renovation work was done by architect Eižens Laube.

Tags: Visitor attractions in Riga, Presidential palaces, Castles of the Livonian Order, Castles in Latvia, Buildings and structures in Riga, Buildings and structures completed in 1515
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Coordinates: 56.95, 24.11 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 1 mi from center.

Riga Cathedral

This article is about the Evangelical Lutheran cathedral of Riga. See other articles for the Roman Catholic cathedral and the Orthodox cathedral. Riga Cathedral is the Evangelical Lutheran cathedral in Riga, Latvia. It is the seat of the Archbishop of Riga. The Latvian word doms, an archaic term for cathedral (similar to Italian duomo), is often mistranslated in English as dom or dome.

Tags: Gothic architecture in Latvia, Churches in Riga, Cathedrals in Latvia, Brick Gothic, 1210s architecture
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Coordinates: 56.95, 24.11 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 1 mi from center.

Riga Technical University

Riga Technical University (RTU) (Latvian: Rīgas Tehniskā universitāte) is the oldest technical university in the Baltics established on October 14, 1862. (previously known as Riga Polytechnical Institute and Riga Polytechnicum) is located in Riga, Latvia.

Tags: Universities in Latvia, Riga Technical University, Educational institutions established in 1862
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Coordinates: 56.95, 24.11 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 1 mi from center.

Saeima

The Saeima is the parliament of the Republic of Latvia. It is a unicameral parliament consisting of 100 members who are elected by proportional representation, with seats allocated to political parties which gain at least 5% of the popular vote. Elections are scheduled to be held once every four years, normally on the first Saturday of October. The most recent elections were held in September 2011. The President of Latvia can dismiss the Saeima and request early elections.

Tags: Unicameral legislatures, Saeima, Parliaments by country, National legislatures
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Coordinates: 56.95, 24.11 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 1 mi from center.

St. James's Cathedral, Riga

This article is about the Roman Catholic Cathedral of Riga. See other articles for the Lutheran cathedral and the Orthodox cathedral. St. James's Cathedral, or the Cathedral Basilica of St. James, is the Roman Catholic cathedral of Riga in Latvia. The cathedral is dedicated to Saint James the Greater. It is frequently referred to by the incorrect name St. Jacob. The confusion arises because Latvian, like many other languages, uses the same word for James and Jacob.

Tags: Roman Catholic churches in Latvia, Gothic architecture in Latvia, Churches in Riga, Cathedrals in Latvia, Brick Gothic
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Coordinates: 56.95, 24.11 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 1 mi from center.

St. Peter's Church, Riga

St. Peter's Church (Latvian: Svētā Pētera Evaņģēliski luteriskā baznīca) is a Lutheran church in Riga, the capital of Latvia, dedicated to Saint Peter. It is a parish church of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Latvia.

Tags: Romanesque architecture in Latvia, Gothic architecture in Latvia, Churches in Riga, Baroque architecture in Latvia, 15th-century architecture, 13th-century church buildings
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Coordinates: 56.95, 24.11 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 1 mi from center.

Vecrīga

Vecrīga is the historical center of Riga, Latvia, located on the east side of Daugava River. Vecrīga is famous for its old churches and cathedrals, such as Riga Cathedral and St. Peter's church.

Tags: World Heritage Sites in Latvia, Neighbourhoods in Riga
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Coordinates: 56.95, 24.11 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 1 mi from center.