Things to do in Riga

Top Things to Do in Riga

Things to Do in Riga

Top Attractions in Riga

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  • trip-radar
    Rhodes Town, Greece370 contributions
    The perfect sample of colorfull Art Nouveau architecture, where the visitor literaly wants to take photo of every spot!
    Written 17 May 2022
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
  • bergur
    Iceland1 contribution
    One of the best setup and organised motor museum I have seen, stunning colletion and well setup museum Must see in Rigs for everyone
    Written 7 April 2022
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
  • Andy G
    Newcastle34 contributions
    Amazing experience, huge Zepplin hangers now thriving markets, superb food choices, all fresh and looking delicious.
    Written 21 May 2022
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
  • LaValeNeSa
    Antwerp, Belgium44 contributions
    Absolutely stunning building to visit, also provides good insight into the history of Riga. We spent around 1 hour visiting all during low season (i.e. no waiting times), definitely worth the entrance fee.
    Written 27 April 2022
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
  • MaungeTout
    Walton-On-Thames, UK107 contributions
    Towards the north of the city, this inconspicious building sits quietly as the local world goes by. Once inside, you instantly feel a step back in time with no modern conversions have been added. The guided tour is worth the €10 lasting just under a hour, you are taken into various rooms with running commentary that is both informative and respectful to the building history. Humbling at times, a not so long ago reminder of our modern history I would highly recommend
    Written 22 May 2022
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
  • Dysproz
    25 contributions
    Wow! It looks like Palace of Science and Culture in Poland. But it’s in Riga - amazing :) Apparently uncle Stalin loved Latvia as much as Poland
    Written 16 April 2022
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
  • trip-radar
    Rhodes Town, Greece370 contributions
    It is worth visiting the particular temple and taking the lift up to the observatory. The view is unique.
    Written 17 May 2022
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
  • Marie Therese Hurl
    126 contributions
    Stunning architecture and best appreciated at night. Take the free guided tour and find out the history of these incredible buildings!
    Written 28 February 2022
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
  • Alain K
    Bangkok, Thailand357 contributions
    The Art Nouveau Museum must be seen as well, in authentic surroundings and good digital experience as well.
    Written 21 January 2022
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  • Francis D
    Montreal, Canada1,928 contributions
    This vast open-air museum is located just outside Riga and can be reached via bus #1 from city center in 45 minutes.
    Entrance fee is 4 EUR.

    The place is divided in four (4) sections, each one representing one of the four Latvian regions. Each section is host to various buildings on display, which are typical of the region's past. While some are a bit redundant (dwelling houses, storage buildings) as there are several, across each region... some are quite unique and beautiful.

    The highlight among all buildings is for sure the Kurzeme Lutheran Church (point #3 on the map). While its exterior is extremely sober, its interior is wood-rich, with a painted ceiling that is very beautiful.

    Not all the buildings are open for visit, I would say about half of them are. In many instances, though, the outside of the building or the way the building blends in location are the most interesting views.

    Expect to spend about 3+ hours in this place. I would strongly suggest you bring both insect repellent spray and something to snack on.
    Written 13 September 2020
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
  • Mike J
    Chepstow, UK770 contributions
    This is an extremely interesting and informative museum with friendly and helpful staff. Well presented and laid out which gives you a good understanding of what life was like during this period of history. We learned a lot from our visit and would highly recommend it to visitors to this beautiful city which is well represented in Art Nouveau architecture.
    Written 24 April 2022
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
  • juergen p
    Thailand2,168 contributions
    being visiting this city - this is a very special street with great architecture - even you find nice cigar shop if you need one in Riga
    Written 15 January 2022
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
  • Francis D
    Montreal, Canada1,928 contributions
    While its usual location is being restored (for what already seems like forever and doesn’t look like it will be finished for the scheduled 2020 date), the Museum of the Occupation of Latvia is temporarily housed in a building in the city center.

    The size of the exhibition is rather small. I cannot tell, though, if it is a reduced-size exhibit due to the temporary housing capacity… or if this is the regular size of the exhibit.

    The exhibit mainly consists of explanation panels that walk you through the history of the Latvian country, focusing more on the WW2 period and the ensuing German / Soviet occupations, leading to its restored freedom.

    Some items are on display, but they are few and between.

    Everything is described in both Latvian and English, so there is no worries to have on the language front.

    This is a perfect activity to do on a rainy day / shower window.

    The entrance is for suggested donation.
    Expect to spend about 90 minutes in the place, going through every panel.
    Photography is allowed… but not much to photograph.
    Written 28 August 2020
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
  • trip-radar
    Rhodes Town, Greece370 contributions
    The museum offers interesting exhibitions, which can help the visitor learn about Latvian Art, History and society.
    Written 17 May 2022
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
  • Sarah E
    Leeds, UK199 contributions
    We had a great time exploring the park and rented out two bikes with a child seat which was a fab experience. The beach by the lake has a lovely bar/cafe and overall it was nice to spend a few hours out exploring here
    Written 3 May 2022
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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