Riga - the heart of Latvia and its wonderful capital, a city with a rich eight centuries-old history, where on the bridge heard the echo of bygone centuries, and strict Gothic style is subtly bordered by lush art Nouveau and heavy Baroque. The centre of Riga is full of architectural and historical attractions, to see which hurries everyone who decided to visit Riga.
This article will tell you about the main and most visited attractions of Riga! Or, What to see, where to go in Riga!
Bastion hill in Riga is a artificial structure in the heart of the city, near the old town or the old town, and one of the main entrances to the Old city, which in the middle ages was a crossroads of Great trade sandy path that led to Pskov, Polotsk and Novgorod.
The name Bastion hill sounds like Bastejkalns/Bastejkalns. Currently this place is a green Park, very romantic and one of the most beautiful places in the centre of Riga. Especially this Park is beautiful in the summer season, manicured walkways, shady alleys, cascades, small waterfalls, cozy places for rest, sculptures and bridges, all of this Bastion hill.
Here we visited Latvia, I have long wanted to go to this Baltic country, but somehow did not grow together, it is the case, then the sea to swim want and Latvia respectively had dropped out. But still done. The most vivid and unforgettable impression of the trip to Latvia we have tal Riga's old town.
The old town of Riga historic centre of Riga, the oldest part of the city, located on the right Bank of the Daugava river. The famous old town, primarily for its Cathedral with high towers and spires, small and cosy squares, old architecture, narrow cobbled streets, on both sides of which are a low building, sometimes I look like gingerbread houses, which are located in cafes, bars and restaurants, souvenir shops and small shops.
In the heart of Riga's old town there are two interesting historical and architectural sights - Yakovlevsky barracks and medieval city wall and Ramer tower.
Walking around Vecriga (old town) go past these bright buildings is simply impossible.
Currently Yakovlevsky barracks are no longer used for its intended purpose, there are souvenir shops, stores, offices, cafés, pubs and restaurants, as well as companies and representative offices of the cities of Latvia.
Powder tower in Riga's old town, is the oldest and the only surviving tower of a similar kind in the whole of Riga. Latvian the title of the tower Pulvertornis, literally translated as the powder.
Previously, she served as part of the Riga fortification wall, which served as the city's strengthening. The tower was always on duty to watch in case of enemy invasion. Powder tower originally called the Sand tower and dated to 1330 buildings.
Konventa seta and Jan set of small courtyards, situated in the heart of Riga's old town, behind the Cathedral of St. Peter, between skārņu streets and Kaleju. Both courtyards are the architectural monuments and the main attractions of the old town of Riga.
These two charming patio are next to each other so that from one courtyard to go to another. Separates the low wall with the arched gates. These gates are installed for a reason.
The fact that the courtyard of the convent has a total of four entry and exit, respectively, each of which has...
In Latvian the kitchen you will find gastronomic delights, it is simple to outrageous, but all the dishes are hearty and delicious. To get involved in such a kitchen is also unlikely to succeed, but to try must. Riga chefs often prepare dishes from purely local ingredients such as Baltic sea fish, pearl barley, chanterelles and seasonal vegetables and fruits.
Latvian cuisine has been influenced by Lithuanian, Estonian, German and Belarusian cuisine. Of the most common dishes latishskoi cuisine, which in our view should try in Latvia are the following:
grey peas with smoked bacon, served with yogurt. True Latvian dish. It for centuries to give...
The Livu Square! What can be said about it? The square is located in the historical centre of Riga, the old town and compared to other areas and architectural buildings of the old town, is a relatively new area.
On the square is preserved a complex of residential buildings of the 17th century. This is our most favorite architectural ensemble in the whole of Riga. The cabins are charming to such an extent that it is not tired to admire them.
Also within the square there are three main sights that are also important and are extensively famous places in Riga. It's buildings Large and Small Guild, the famous cat house, which is connected with an interesting legend and the Riga Russian theatre.
Historic centre of Riga keeps a lot of secrets and mysteries, one of which is leading to the dome square inconspicuous street, situated in the heart of the old city. This short, tucked away behind the houses and the Central streets of the street of the old Riga is the most narrow street in town and its name was Rosen.
This particular street, c lined up and pasted to each other with houses on both sides, is distinguished by its extreme narrowness among the already narrow streets of Old Riga.
About the street Rosen goes several legends and each of them is... well, of course, with its narrowness. One legend says that if two ladies in fluffy dresses of the noble families, faced on...
Cathedral of St. Jacob in Riga is the fourth largest Church in Riga situated in the heart of the old town.
It is the smallest of the churches in old Riga. But, despite this, it is famous for its aspiring to the heavens slim 80-meter tower with a tip in the form of a Golden Cockerel. Tower of the Cathedral of St. James has a pyramidal shape characteristic of the towers of Riga's medieval churches. This is the only genuine Gothic tower in the city, which has never changed its original appearance.
Quite rare for churches is that some parts of the Cathedral there are floral designs and even flower beds.
Riga, one of the most prominent world centers of art Nouveau architecture (art Nouveau - new art).
In the capital of Latvia, there are about 800 buildings built in the German art Nouveau - Jugendstil, and this is neither more nor less, almost a third of the Central part of the city . Therefore, almost anywhere in the centre of Riga you can find buildings made in art Nouveau style.
However, the biggest and the brightest of its embodiment of the art Nouveau found on Elizabetes and Alberta, as well as in the building of the Latvian national Museum of art.
Shopping is an integral part of any trip to another country and Latvia is no exception. Naturally the best shopping in Latvia is the capital city of Riga. Besides shopping in Riga is a great opportunity to get to know the city better.
Where can you find shopping in the centre of Riga. Yes, almost everywhere, at every step you will meet shopping malls and boutiques in which each will choose for themselves or as a gift to stylish clothes and accessories, fashion jewelry from famous masters of art and organic cosmetics, and designer furnishings.
First, this article will tell you about shopping in Riga, and finally about what to bring from Latvia (Riga). So there you go!
Many people think that the main life in Riga is just in the Old town, but it is not. In Riga, in addition to the historical center, there are several scenic and authentic places related to the city's main attractions which are worth to see. It's creative quarters of Riga and Riga Spyware!
In the areas of these streets hovers its own special atmosphere. These two quarters are not similar to each other, like anything else in Riga. There, especially in the evenings, warm summer days, full of life, concerts, festivals and exhibitions, and the residents and visitors relaxing in outdoor cafes.
It is about these, the two most famous of Riga's creative neighbourhoods, we will talk in this article.
Bazaar Berga is a historic pedestrian quarter, consisting of an ensemble of several buildings preserved in its age-old power of the architectural complex, built at the turn of 19-20 centuries.
Currently, the Market of Berg became the international trading center, reflecting the diversity of economic and cultural life of Riga. Now the district is completely pedestrian, it houses the most famous Riga's boutiques, salons, arcades, cafes, restaurants, offices, banks, sports complex and Wellness centre.
The Berga Bazaar, a Paradise for shopaholics. No shopping trip to the Latvian capital is not complete without a visit to this famous quarter. And all because...
Riga Central market - the most famous and largest market of the city of Riga. It was founded in 1930 and since then regularly supplies fresh produce and food products to residents and visitors alike.
Riga Central market is one of the oldest and largest in Europe. In addition to the quality and variety of products on the market, he is also famous for its architecture. And it is known that located in the large, semicircular pavilions, previously served as hangars for the storage of airships.