Riga is the capital of Latvia, the largest city in the Baltic States, and the second-largest city of the Eastern Baltic. Most famously, Riga is a home to the largest concentration of Jugendstil architecture in the world. Riga has become an increasingly popular destination for Europeans drawn in by its old town, its historical importance.
The city of Riga is certainly one of the top eastern European cities to visit because of the wealth of historical buildings and lovely medieval streets. Riga has given many pearls to the culture of Europe and the world %u2013 the most important include the Old Riga, Art Noveau, and wooden architecture. Riga is included in the UNESCO cultural heritage list and in 2014 it will become the European Capital of Culture.
Many of Riga attractions have already become the tourist magnets, and you should also definitely see the Dome Cathedral, buy Latvian amber and linen from the wooden market stalls in the Dome square and climb the spire of St Peter%u2018s church for a view of the city.
Architecture of Riga is beauteous and diverse. Heritage of 800 years old Gothic churches built by founders of Riga, medieval buildings in the Old Town, exquisite Art Nouveau, as well as wooden buildings make Riga a true pearl of architecture.
Riga, being a European metropolis, offers a rich cultural life. Almost every weekend various festivities, concerts and festivals are held in Riga or in the nearby resort town J%u016Brmala. Riga offers dynamic cultural life. Latvian National Opera gathers world-level artists. Concert halls regularly offer classic and popular music concerts, exhibition halls present works of world-known classical and contemporary artists cultural life of Riga is generous in various manifestations. Additional sights and places of interest include the bustling Central Market right next to the Old Town; Riga Zoo; the typical Latvian restaurant %u201CLido%u201D on Krasta Street; the alternative space of cultural life in Andrejsala; the House of Blackheads; the Museum of Occupation; the Monument of Freedom; the State Museum of Art; Open-air museum and a lot more.
Riga - Radisson BLU Hotel Latvija
Sixt rent a car office is located in the very centre of Riga in lobby of Radisson BLU Latvia:
- 5 minute walk form the Old Town
- in 300 metre distance from The Monument of Freedom
- in 400 m distance from Latvian National Opera and the main building of the University of Latvia
- in 12km distance is Riga International airport.
In Radisson BLU Latvia it is possible to visit the modern and elegant Skyline bar which allows you to enjoy the fantastic panorama view of the city from the 26th floor, you can also visit a unique conception SPA complex ESPA Riga. The hotel location in the business and shopping centre of the city allows you to reach any part of the city centre or Old Town fast.