Riga

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Be surprised by this authentic city

You can fly to Riga with Transavia in less than 3 hours. This fairytale city in Eastern Europe is an open-air museum and it is packed with art and culture. If you like Art Nouveau, you’re in for a real treat. This historic old city is on the World Heritage List and all of its attractions are within walking distance. With Transavia Holidays, you can book your perfect city break to the capital of Latvia. It’s also easy to arrange your flight, hotel, rental car and activities.

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*Fares apply per person based on a trip for two persons. Indicated fares are the lowest available based on a return flight, excl. a €10 booking fee, €10 SGR-contribution, €2.50 for calamity fund and any credit card costs and/or local fees. Prices may vary based on fare availability for flight, hotel and/or car.

Unusual buildings

There are some very impressive buildings in the city’s town hall square. You’ll be pleasantly surprised by the House of the Blackheads, a museum that has welcomed many kings and presidents. The medieval buildings on Livu Laukums Square are also a delight for the eye. In Riga, you can find many churches. The most unusual one is undoubtedly the Nativity of Christ Cathedral. This elegant construction is a Russian Orthodox church and it has a gold dome. Near to the popular St. Peter’s Church you will find colourful houses and eye-catching flower beds. One thing you can be sure about is that Riga is a sheer treat for the eyes.

Immerse yourself in the city’s history

Did you know that Latvia has only been independent since 1991? You can discover the country’s impressive history in Riga’s many museums. Visit The Museum of the Occupation of Latvia and find out all about the German and Russian occupations. If you’re interested in the Second World War, then the Holocaust Museum in Riga is unmissable. The KGB building is also highly recommended and here you will gain an understanding of the struggle between the United States and the Soviet Union during the Cold War. Absolutely gripping!

“Riga has so many wonderful and beautiful buildings, you won’t know where to look first!’’

Fun activities in Riga

How about exploring the city with the help of a personal city guide? You can easily book this activity and quickly put together your trip. The city guides are flexible and will tailor the tours to your preferences. Listen to inspiring stories while you walk through the Old Town. Then visit the New City where you will notice the contrast between the Art Nouveau buildings and the many wooden houses. Each tour will take you past the Central Market, the city’s enormous open-air market. The market’s many stalls and trendy bars make it so easy to while away a couple of hours here.