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Travel Guide to Riga

Riga sits on the coast of the Baltic, the capital of Latvia and the primary city in the area, dominating all aspects of the country’s development.

In addition to it’s economic dominance Riga has also become one of the main places in the area for tourism, aided both by the lovely Baltic Sea location and the fabulous array of architecture that gives the city it’s amazing personality.

With a host of different churches, galleries and museums showing some of the long history that relates to the city, and the friendliness of the people who seem to really appreciate the fact that people want to come here, Riga is a wonderful place to visit, and not so busy as to be dominated by tourists.

Main Riga Attractions

Try to make sure that you have time in Riga in order to see some of the sights. The Riga highlights every visitor should see, the Riga Castle is one of the best. Other popular sights like the Doma Cathedral are definitely worth exploring! Riga’s history provides lots for visitors to enjoy.

You can book a Riga city tour before you travel and allow our expert Riga based guides to show you some of Riga’s hidden treasures.

Sport in Riga

As everyone knows, Riga’s most widely played sport is Ice Hockey, and the best-known team is HK Riga 2000 who play at the Siemens Ledus Halle. Every year, the biggest event for Riga sporting calendar is undoubtedly International matches, which takes place at the Arena Skonto.

Main Riga Attractions

Try to make sure that you have time in Riga in order to see some of the sights. The Riga highlights every visitor should see, the Riga Castle is one of the best. Other popular sights like the Doma Cathedral are definitely worth exploring! Riga’s history provides lots for visitors to enjoy.

You can book a Riga city tour before you travel and allow our expert Riga based guides to show you some of Riga’s hidden treasures.

Climate Guide to Riga

It is simple to find the best weather in Riga thanks to our simple guide to the climate in Riga. The table below shows the average temperatures in Riga throughout the year to show you what weather to expect in Riga.

Tips For Driving in Riga

If you want to drive in Riga, you need an IDP (international driving permit) for Latvia which you can arrange with the AA before you travel to Riga.
On the road in Riga, as with the rest of Latvia, you need to drive on the right hand side of the road. Why not arrange car hire in Riga before you travel to Latvia. There's a choice of convenient car hire depots in Riga where you can collect your hire car.

Riga Airport Guide

Riga International Airport is only about 7 miles west of Riga. The airport, whose international IATA code is RIX, and flights there take 2 hours from the UK approximately. Getting into Riga is easy. There are plenty of taxis available. Riga International Airport has many shops to browse before you fly, offering souvenirs from your time in Riga.

Riga UK Consulate Details

If you get into trouble in Riga, or just need some advice, the Riga British Consulate is the place to go.

British Embassy
5, J. Aluana Street
Riga
L.V.-1010

Telephone: (371) 777 4700

Quick Guide to Riga

City Name: Riga
Country: Latvia
Language: Latvian
Currency: Lat
Time Difference: GMT + 2
Electricity Supply: 220V AC 50Hz

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