Intro

The Story of Riga

Our Live Riga infographic gives you a short 3 minute insight in what Riga is all about and what
you can expect to find here.
Click the links for more details of just scroll your way through to get an overview

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RIGA

CITY IS

817

YEARS OLD

Riga was founded in 1201 as a base
for merchants. It still is an important
European trading and travel hub,
located in between East and West and North

Riga

is here

RIGA'S POPULATION IS

696618

Through the centuries

There were all sorts of people who helped Riga or just invaded it

Russians, Germans, Sweeds and Poles
Came to rule over Riga

Some of them more than once,
so obviousely they liked it here

Icelanders, Brits and Estonians
Were helpful fellows
when it was most needed
 

Weather in Riga

This picture was taken
5 years ago

The current temperature in Riga:

0C

(Calm) 0
South-south-west Wind
Humidity - %

And the local time:

so that’s what you’d experience if you were in Riga right now

You might consider having these with You:

Riga is located right near the sea - so the weather can change quickly

Events in Riga

In the year 2014, Riga will be the

European Capital of culture

With more than 120 upcoming events


Over
120
events

Planned Events in:

  • 67Art
  • 18Environment
  • 16Music
  • 15Literature
  • 5Cinema
  • 2Theatre

For current events in Riga browse Events section.

Hotels in Riga

1,750,431

visitors were staying in Riga's hotels so far this year

in 343 days

Who are you likely going
to meet in Riga's hotels?

  • 19%Russians
  • 14%Germans
  • 9%Lithuanians
  • 7%Estonians
  • 51%Other

Average room prices

70

Nice & comfy

What to do in Riga

People who visit Riga spend

an average of €70 per day

(all in)

Browse the activities in Riga Tours

  • 18%Beauty Saloon
  • 15%Health
  • 13%Shopping
  • 7%Sports
  • 2%Entertainment
  • 15%Recreation
  • 13%SPA & Massage
  • 12%Active Leisure
  • 2%Art & Design

By the way... have you ever wanted to fly?


Fly With AErodium

Flights to Riga

Riga Airport (RIX) served

4,501,533 passengers

this year so far

You are near
San Francisco

San Francisco > RIGA

distance
is

9025km

Only 12:15 hour flight

The closest airport for you to get to Riga in:

and the most common airlines to get to Riga are:

70 %
18 %
5 %
2 %
2 %
1 %
1 %
Other
1 %

Restaurants in Riga

You should get ready for the

Best food experience

you could dream of.

Average price for meals & drinks

14
Dinner in a restaurant
7
Good quality meal in cafe
4
Burger + drink + fries
3
Regular glass of wine
2
Good quality beer in a pub

Shopping in Riga

Riga is not well-known as a shopping destination...

Yet...if you are into shopping

the city offers some stylishartisan & boutique stores.

Must-have souvenirs:

Riga t-shirt
15
Riga's Black Balsam
9
Riga's Golden Sprats
1.5

Look around for small
boutique stores here:

Old town
Terbatas street
Miera street Kalnciema district

There you can find there
real, one-of-its-kind
marvels

Transportation in Riga

At the end

it is all about getting around

Public transport
1
Bus
Tram
Trolley
If you understand Latvian
Taxi in Riga
14
Airport to center
If you stay cautious
Car rent in Riga
30
/day
If you ride in style

Welcome to Riga

 

Riga is a million different stories every day and you are welcome to join and participate. The “Story of Riga” Infographic is our way to answer some of the most frequent questions and to give a short visual summary of what to expect from our lovely city.

 

Tell us your reason why you love/hate Riga!

346 Reasons to
Love Riga

  • Most beautiful girls


    91
  • Good local beer


    77
  • Art Nouveau architecture


    54
  • It is cheap and affordable


    47
  • European Capital of Culture 2014


    37
  • Hipsters Paradise


    29

119 Reasons to
Hate Riga

  • Too many parties


    7
  • Many empty buildings


    15
  • Winters are cold


    34
  • Loud stag parties


    13
  • Too many tourists


    18
  • Not allowed to drink in streets


    27



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