Things To Do In Riga Latvia

Riga is a city that is loaded with history and is picture-postcard pretty wherever you look; there is plenty to see in Riga. 

The city is clean, friendly, and quite refined. Throw in modern and fresh cafe culture, some of the best restaurants in Europe, and a great bar scene, and you can have a fabulous city break in Riga.

The Art Nouveau District

A short walk from Old Town, in the Art Nouveau Quarter, around Elzabetes and Alberta streets, you will find a few blocks of the most astonishing art nouveau architecture.

Visit the Art Nouveau Museum

Stop by the Art Nouveau Museum on Alberta St. to gaze from the foyer at this incredible staircase. That you can do for free; entry to the museum will cost a few euros.

Explore Riga Old Town

Narrow cobblestone streets wind their way past restaurants, museums, galleries, and medieval churches, unexpectedly opening up onto squares bustling with street cafes and markets.

Grab a Free Map of Riga Old Town

If you are short on time, stop in at the tourist information centre and pick up a town map to help you find the highlights, because there are many.

Take a Riga Walking Tour

While you can do a walking tour of just Old Town Riga, you can also take a walking tour to incorporate the top three Riga sights: Old Town, the Art Nouveau District, and the Central Market.

See the Famous Riga Cat House

The iconic yellow art nouveau mansion was built in the early twentieth century by a wealthy Latvian merchant. It so happened that the building faced Riga’s Great Guild.

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