Latvia’s capital Riga has enough tourist attractions to keep you entertained no matter how long you’re staying in this charming city. However, if you want to make sure you don’t miss out on its best offerings, check out the top three things to do in Riga below.
Explore Vecriga (Old Riga) Neighborhood
It would be a shame if you visited Riga and missed out on the old part of the city known as Vecriga. Here you can enjoy astonishing medieval architecture, visit several museums, and enjoy its many shopping and dining establishments. Points of interest include the House of the Blackheads, Riga Cathedral, and St. Peter’s Church.
Shop at Riga Central Market
Riga Central Market is considered the oldest market in the whole of Europe. It covers 778,000 sq ft and has more than 3,000 stands. Shopping at the market is a great way to see how locals live and work while also getting familiar with Riga’s food and culture.
Visit Riga Castle
Situated on the banks of River Daugava, Riga Castle was first built in the 14th century and has since undergone several major reconstructions. Today, this impressive building serves as a residence for the President of Latvia, meaning it isn’t open to visitors at all times. However, even if you are not able to get in, checking out the building from the outside and enjoying its square and green spaces is well worth the visit.