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Riga, Latvia
Riga, Latvia

Facts about Latvia

Area: 64 589 sq. km

Population: 2 327 000

Capital: Riga

Other major cities: Daugavpils, Liepaja, Jelgava, Jurmala, Ventspils and Rezekne

Currency: Lat (LVL)

Language: Latvian, Russian

Telephone country code: 00 371

Time Zone: EET (GMT + 2 hours)

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Latvia TOP Destinations

Riga’s historic inner-city is a real treasure-box for the visiting tourists, and it has been placed on the UNESCO World Heritage List. Besides its medieval buildings (St. Peter’s Church, Riga Cathedral), its richly decorated burgher houses also make the atmosphere of the old-city unforgettable. More...

Situated in the heart of Vidzeme upland, Cēsis old town with its famous castle is one of the prettiest Latvian towns. Cēsis Castle, dominating the town center, was built by the Livonan Order in the beginning of the 13th century. The Gothic castle was the residence of the Livonan Order almost for three centuries. More...

Jūrmala is the largest seaside resort in the Baltic States. With its 33 km long white sandy beaches, pine forests and elegant buildings, Jūrmala has been recreation and tourist center since the 19th century. More...

Turaida castle stands on the middle of a 42 hectares forest. Turaida medieval castle was built in 1214 as a fortified castle surrounded by a complex defensive system. The castle was one of the Riga Archbishops’ residencies. More...

Sigulda is one of Latvia’s most beautiful cities. Sigulda lies on the edge of the Gauja National Park; due to its beautiful landscape, Sigulda is often called ‘Latvia’s Switzerland’. It is particularly picturesque during autumns. More...


World Heritage Sites in Latvia

Riga’s historic inner-city is a real treasure-box for the visiting tourists, and it has been placed on the UNESCO World Heritage List. Besides its medieval buildings (St. Peter’s Church, Riga Cathedral), its richly decorated burgher houses also make the atmosphere of the old-city unforgettable. More... 
 
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