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Riga
Latvia

The port of Riga is located in the Gulf of Riga, on the Baltic Sea, at the mouth of the Daugava River. The historic center of the city of Riga, the largest city in Latvia, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The art nouveau architecture found in the city is one of the finest examples in Europe. The city played an important role in trade in Viking times. It is now one of the cultural capitals of Europe.

Useful Information

Language

Latvian

Currency

EUR
Euro

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XE

Time difference

UTC: 2

from New York: +7h

from San Francisco: +9h

from London: +2h

Tips

A 10% tip will be appreciated in restaurants.

Weather
°C °F

MonthTemperature (Celsius)Temperature (Fahrenheit)Precipitations
Minimum
Average
Maximum
(mminch)
January
-6 22
-3 26
-2 29
582.25
February
-6 22
-3 26
-1 31
461.75
March
-3 26
0 33
4 39
451.75
April
2 36
7 44
11 52
451.75
May
8 46
13 55
17 62
552.25
June
12 54
16 62
20 68
773.00
July
15 60
19 67
23 73
763.00
August
15 58
18 65
22 71
853.25
September
11 51
14 56
17 62
783.00
October
5 42
8 46
10 50
873.50
November
2 35
3 38
5 41
702.75
December
-2 28
-0 31
1 34
582.25

Where is locate the Port of Riga

Your ship will dock at the cruise port of Riga. The passenger terminal (closest to the center) as well as the central terminal of Riga are located within walking distance of the historic center of the city. The KS terminal is located further on the other bank of the Daugava and accommodates the largest ships.

Activities in Riga

Neighborhoods

Old town

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Admire the Art Nouveau architecture, especially on Alberta Street.

Landmarks

This house was the meeting point of merchants and sailors for several centuries. Now it hosts many events and preserves the cultural and historical heritage of the city. It exhibits a collection of silverware and vessels. In its cellars there is an exhibition on the history of the brotherhood of Black Heads.

Several concerts and exhibitions are presented in this cathedral. You can attend performances featuring the unique sound of the cathedral organ.

You will have a viewpoint overlooking the city at the top of the bell tower of this medieval Gothic-style church built in 1209. Exhibitions are presented there.

This monument dating from 1935 was entirely financed by public donations. The statue at the top holds three leaves representing the three historical regions of Latvia.

This three-house housing complex dates from the 15th century. The name of the complex originates from a legend that three brothers built these houses.

The seat of the Presidency of Latvia, this medieval castle, having its origins in the 14th century, can only be visited virtually. It has been the residence of the President of Latvia since 1922.

Museums

The art museum was completely renovated in 2016. It presents a permanent exhibition of works by Latvian artists from the 19th and 20th centuries. The free app “Mākslas muzejs” can serve as an interactive guide during your visit (offered in English)

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This museum dedicated to Art Nouveau presents interactive exhibitions as well as rooms furnished and decorated in the Art Nouveau style. The house was built in 1903.

This open-air museum features 118 traditional buildings from different eras, from several regions of Latvia. It presents exhibitions on the lives of the inhabitants between the 17th century and the 1930s.

More than 100 vehicles from different eras and different parts of the world are on display in this automotive museum.

Museum established in 1860 that displays artifacts testifying to the history of Latvia.

The museum’s collection of foreign art is the largest in the Baltic.

Activities

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Savor local produce and traditional dishes at Riga’s central market.

Family activities

The city’s zoo can be reached via tram #11. You will be able to see many animals.

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