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371 (Rīgas Centrāltirgus, Riga) – U.S. tourists passing through Riga hit this restaurant whenever they’re homesick for juicy American hamburgers (its specialty being the “371 Burger” — a 180-gram beef patty with horseradish and other trimmings). Along with the American food, “371” becomes a multifunctional “social space” from 5 pm, focusing on classes for foodie […]

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Bus/Tram/Trolleybus

Bus/Tram/Trolleybus — There is no Metro train service in Riga. Rigas Satiksme is the municipal company responsible for providing the following public transportation options in Riga:   ● tram service (224 trams, 9 tram routes); ● trolleybus service (267 trolleybuses, 19 trolleybus routes ● bus service (432 buses, 52 bus routes)   Click the following […]

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Taxi

TAXI – Taxi rates vary according to the taxi service one uses while in Riga. For that reason, it is best to advise the driver of your destination when boarding his vehicle and negotiate immediately the fare before going (to minimize any misunderstandings). The following are taxi companies active in Riga: Baltic Taxi: +371 20 […]

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Zvanītāji Ethnographic House

Zvanītāji Ethnographic House (Rucava district, Rucava parish, “Zvanītāji”) – this is a house in Rucava, which was built at the end of the 19th century and has been ethnographically furnished, which now houses Rucava Traditions Club. Here one can get acquainted with the traditions of Rucava and enter into the spirit of Rucava’s ancient cultural […]

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Secret Soviet Bunker

Secret Soviet Bunker (Skaļupes, Līgatne Parish, Līgatne region) — Nine meters under the ground there is a well-equipped bunker with a total area of more than 2000 sq. meters, whose secrecy was revealed only in 2003. This was one of the most strategically important places in Soviet Latvia in case of a nuclear war. This […]

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Saldus History and Art Museum of Janis Rosenthal

Saldus History and Art Museum of Janis Rosenthal (Striķu iela 22, Saldus) — Original works of Janis Rozentāls are exhibited on two floors of the museum (locate 1 ½ hours west of Riga). Janis Rozentāls is one of the first Latvian professional artists. The artist’s most significant paintings belong to the early period of his […]

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Rundale Palace and Museum (Pirlsrundāle)

Rundale Palace and Museum (Pirlsrundāle) — The Rundāle Palace is set amidst the fertile Zemgale Plains in the southern part of Latvia (an hour’s drive south of Riga). The Rundāle Palace, one of the most outstanding monuments of Baroque and Rococo architecture in Latvia, was built between 1736 and 1740 as a summer residence for […]

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Riga Motor Museum

Riga Motor Museum (S. Eizenšteina iela 6, Rīga) – this museum was established in 1989 on initiative of the Latvian Antique Automobile Club. The Museum collects, preserves, explores, restores and popularizes antique vehicles as a part of the Latvian and world industrial heritage and material culture. It’s no surprise to find cars and other motor […]

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Riga Dome Cathedral

Riga Dome Cathedral (Palasta Street 2, Riga) — The Dome is the Latvian Archbishop’s cathedral and a church of the Dome parish. Historically, the Riga Dome was the Livonian Order’s central cathedral until the disintegration of the Order in 1561. In the medieval period, the Riga Dome Cathedral was the largest and one of the […]

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Riga Aviation Museum

Riga Aviation Museum (Riga International Airport) – this museum was started by aviation students in 1965 (as an aviation club). In time, rare and unique samples of combat aircraft and helicopters were added to this site’s collection. The collapse of the Soviet Union adversely impacted upon this site, until the museum was reestablished in 1998. […]