The centre of the Baltic region, Latvia offers an amazing array of attractions to suit every age, taste and budget. From amazing architecture to stunning landscapes.
Riga, the capital of Latvia, is not only the crown jewel of Latvia, but also of the Baltics. Riga’s Old Town is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Riga has more than 600 000 inhabitants, making it the largest city in the Baltic States. With over 800 years of history, Riga’s Old Town is an architectural gem that captivates history buffs and romantics alike. Admire soaring St. Peter’s church and stately Doma Cathedral, ornate wonders like the House of Blackheads, ancient walls, timeless cobblestoned lanes and much more.
A city where you can see churches from the city’s origins, medieval buildings in the Old Town, unique examples of Art Nouveau, as well as wooden architecture. Moreover, Latvia’s rolling green countryside is sprinkled with delightful manor houses courtesy of the old aristocracy, and many are open to the public.
Be captivated on a tour of Rundale Palace (Rundāles pils), an 18th century Baroque masterpiece with an amazing rose garden. Or stay the night in one of the best manor house hotel in Latvia. Stone castles were built in Latvia in the Middle Ages. A large part of these castles are now in ruin, but a number of them, for instance, Turaida Castle, Cesis Castle, Bauska Castle and many more still stand.