Radisson Blu Elizabete Hotel
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Travel Blogs from Riga
Tpatel stayed here on Jul 30, 2013 during their trip titled: Tina's Vienna Journey.
I arrived Sunday late afternoon in Riga and it was quite a challenge to find the hotel with all the one-way streets and the traffic. My hotel was just outside the old city centre "Old Riga" or in Latvian "Vecriga" and after relaxing for some time I went to explore the centre. A lot of the streets are only open to pedestrians and there were truely …
First I stopped at the small town Ligatne which has on the one side some lovely landscapes with pine forests and old houses and the oldest paper factory and on the other side The Pension that was one of the most important hideouts for nuclear threat in the USSR. It's a huge bunker so secret that only since 2003 it is known in public and …
... there are rowing boats for hire, so we sat and watched the young men trying to impress their languid girlfriends with their rowing prowess. We also climbed some ramparts from which we watched, somewhat surprised, as a young man wearing a horse's head mask climbed onto a small bronze statue of a foal and was photographed by his horse-head wearing friend. Riga does seem a little odd and edgy. Lots of live music everywhere, (buskers and bands) which is rather nice.
... from the 13th century but the rest of the building is newer.
Across the square from the cathedral is a former banking building that shows a man and a woman at the top of the building, both of whom are naked, rather in a Classical style. People made much fun of this being on a banking building and would say you must be careful in borrowing money ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
- Wheelchair accessibility