Travel Blogs from Riga
I'd bought my bus ticket online for 28 Euros and chose the VIP seats. On the bus it was more like an airplane ...
... we braved the rain and headed out all wrapped up like Michelin Men for the walking tour. The walking tour started off with a brief overview of the history of Latvia and our guide showed us some of the less touristy courtyards hidden around the old town. Then we headed to what was once the biggest market in Europe and is still very impressive. There are 5 large buildings each housing a different type of product such as dairy, meat, vegetables etc. There are also ...
... about fifteen or twenty minutes. It being Saturday, there were tons of people out and about walking around. There are tons of Art Nouveau buildings everywhere, many of them original or expertly-done restorations. Of course, there are lots of churches. And Riga, unlike Vilnius, feels like it's on its way to being thoroughly Americanized -- the giant McDonald's, Burger King, TGI Fridays and Irish pubs all testified to that. Unfortunately (or fortunately, depending on your ...
... true that all American life happens in the basement - which we understood to mean parties. So yes.
Toms told us a lot of the history of the city and the country. It is, perhaps not unsurprisingly, quite similar to Tallinn. Pre-1200, the area was populated by small tribes of people known as the Livs. Then the German crusaders showed up to Christianize the area by sword and fire, and Bishop Albert founded the city of Riga in 1201. It was ...
... old, but nice looking buildings. All of these cities offer a free walking tour which mostly start at midday and take two to two and half hours. This time there was a choice between a walk in the old city versus one in the newer districts so I did the latter. The river and station formed the dividing line between the two parts and lead to the so-called Russian quarter.
Before the wars the Russians were not allowed to trade in the ...
Other places to stay in Riga
Elizabetes 55, Riga | 4 star hotelfrom $127
- Excellent Hotel
- Good hotel, nice view
- GOOD HOTEL - BEAUTIFUL BAR- AWFUL STAFF!!!
Kugu 24, Riga | 4 star hotelfrom $93
- Wonderful Hotel
- Above average, but location could be better
- Good hotel...depending on what room you get
Elizabetes Street 73, Riga | 4 star hotelfrom $140
1 Slokas street, Riga | 4 star hotelfrom $58
20 Kipsalas St, Riga | 4 star hotelfrom $71
33 Dzirnavu , Riga | 3 star hotelfrom $90
- Fab Hotel
- Loved this hotel
- Brilliant Hotel and Location
Raunas St 44, Riga | 3 star hotelfrom $31
90 Kalnciema Street, Riga | 4 star hotelfrom $54
Brivibas 199c, Riga | 3 star hotelfrom $45
Kaleju Str. 9/11, Riga | 3 star hotelfrom $67
- Location, location , location
- Great Location, excellent hotel
- Great hotel, great city
70 Kaleju Street, Riga | 4 star hotelfrom $98
Raina Blvd 33, Riga | 4 star hotelfrom $91
Pulkveza Brieza 11, Riga | 3 star hotelfrom $73
- Lovely hotel
- Great Choice!
- An enjoyable break
Jersikas 1, Riga | 3 star hotelfrom $31
Reimersa Street 1, Riga | 3 star hotelfrom $130
K. Valdermara Iela 23, Riga | 3 star hotelfrom $90
7 Elijas street, Riga | 3 star hotelfrom $55
Krisjana Barona iela 12 , Riga | 4 star hotelfrom $88
- Gut und schlecht
- Good and bad
- Great Breakfast and staff, shame about the single beds
Sofijas 8, Riga | 3 star hotelfrom $32
Aspazijas bulvaris 36/38, Riga | 4 star hotelfrom $83
- Little Sweden
- Excellent city break
- Superb location
Elizabetes Street 21, Riga | 4 star hotelfrom $101
70 Gertrude Street, Riga | 4 star hotelfrom $57
Slokas 49, Riga | 3 star hotelfrom $52
Pils Street 12, Riga | 5 star hotelfrom $256
Bruninieku 6, Riga | 3 star hotelfrom $41
6 Jana iela, Riga | Hotelfrom $37