Riga tourist information.
Riga, Latvia’s capital, is set on the Baltic Sea at the mouth of the River Daugava. Latvia is a small but very unique country that is located in Northern Europe, at the East shore of Baltic sea. The biggest metropolis in the Baltics, Riga perfectly blends timeless tradition and cutting edge cool.
The Gothic spires that dominate Rīga’s cityscape might suggest austerity, but it is the flamboyant art nouveau that forms the flesh and the spirit of this vibrant cosmopolitan city. Riga is famous for its Old Town (Vecrīga) and city center (Centrs), in which over 800 buildings are of the Art Nouveau (aka Jugendstil) style of architecture. The old town of Riga is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Riga’s The Art Nouveau style
The Art Nouveau style involves intricate building facades, with carvings of flowers and mythological creatures, and ornate doorways and windows. Drop in and get energized by a city with surprises on every road and rooftop. It’s considered a cultural center and is home to many museums and concert halls. The city is also known for its wooden buildings, art nouveau architecture and medieval Old Town. The pedestrian-only Old Town has many shops and restaurants and is home to busy Livu Square, with bars and nightclubs.