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04 October 2011


Posted in Latvia

A fascinating country full of ancient history and traditions, attractive countryside and the energetic capital of Riga. Latvia is a small country on the Baltic Sea between Lithuania and Estonia. 
Riga is the country's capital, a beautiful place by the Baltic Sea. It's home to one of the world's largest collections of Art Nouveau buildings. Riga Central Market is one of the biggest in Europe. Amongst the many items on sale here, is pure Baltic amber, used widely in jewellery. Much of the world's amber comes from the Baltic regions. Popular sights in the city include the Dome Cathedral, which is the largest cathedral in the Baltics and was built in the 13 th century. The castle is another draw as is the Freedom monument. The image of Liberty holding three stars in stretched hands has become a potent and important symbol for Latvians,top hotel deals,

There's so much on offer for nature lovers. Ragakapa Nature Park consists of sand dunes with unique pine groves. There's the Poikaini Forest, with its mysterious ancient sacrificial sites, the Riezupes Sand Caves, which is the longest cave network in the Baltics. Not forgetting Alek, which is Latvia's highest waterfall, and so much more,last minute beds, 
The resort town of Jurmala is an arresting sight. There are spacious beaches, turquoise seas, forests and attractive wooden houses,car hire,
Music lovers might like to make their way to Liepaja. It's the country's third largest city and holds its biggest rock festival, ‘Liepajas Dzintars.' There is also an up and coming music scene here,motel rooms,
There are lots of direct flights and buses from many European cities. Ferries to Riga start out from Travemünde in Germany and Stockholm in Sweden. Travelling inside the country is easy, as buses go to many places. There's also a reasonable train network. 
Latvia has a temperate climate. Summers can be warm, and winters very,hotel bookings,

26 August 2011


Posted in Latvia

Riga - Latvia's striking capital city, is a captivating place both to travel to and live in. Even before Latvia's accession to the European Union in 2004, Riga had proven itself as a popular tourist destination, and the number of tourists have only been increasing since 2004. Riga Life is the city's leading English-language portal for Riga, with over three hundred pages of useful information about everything in the city, from cosy cafes, hip bars and fancy restaurants through to reviews and photos of the best Riga hotels and apartments if you need help in choosing or booking your accommodation. Thanks to our IT whizzkids we can even show you the exact location of all the above on our fantastic online Riga map!

As well as presenting you all of Riga's hottest hangouts (and their whereabouts), we endeavour to keep our readers' fingers firmly on the city's pulse, with the latest breaking news, from Riga and Latvia, from the latest in Latvian politics to news from the world of culture, an up-to-the-minute calendar of events with listings of festivals, exhibitions, parties and concerts, and the latest tricks that Mother Nature is pulling on our weather page. We also provide you the chance to talk to Riga residents and ask them tricky questions on our forum.

Of course tourists arriving in Riga Latvia for the first time will want to explore the many legendary attractions this capital has to offer, and we've prepared feature length articles on all the city's major glories. From the beautiful ancient Old Town, with a range of museums and cultural institutions, to the amazing Art Nouveau part of the Central District, we've got you covered!

Here at Riga Life we've aimed to create a website that is easy-to-use, at times irreverent, but always accurate, and we always welcome your comments and suggestions. Just contact us and let us know how we can improve - or even just an encouraging word if you have found the site useful. Many already have, and we appreciate their comments.

That's pretty much it from Riga, Latvia's stunning capital - we hope this site helps you get as much pleasure from the city as we have! Don't forget to print your downloadable PDF guide to Riga before you set off! Meanwhile check out the links on the left, top, and right hand side of the page for everything you could possibly need to know about Riga and life in Latvia - and if you can't find anything just give us a shout.