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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.

* Note: Room prices change constantly. You should check the latest availability as in many cases the room price can be even lower than the listed price on the LastBeds website.