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Best things to do in Riga

Discover the city according to locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

Shopping Centre
“Shopping Center in the Old Riga. Primarily aimed at Tourists but has a wide variety of stores, which you may enjoy. ”
49 locals recommend
Farmers Market
“One of the oldest markets in the Baltic's. They have opened a new food court, which serves pretty good food. ”
61 locals recommend
Art Museum
“Located in recently renovated building, this museum has many different galleries to offer for art lovers.”
35 locals recommend
General Entertainment
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“Widest selection of Latvian Traditional kitchen. Also an excellent place to stop by with kids. In the winter months it has a figure skating park, in summer, plenty of kids attractions. ”
42 locals recommend
Park
“a lovely big park in the very city center where you can relax, occasionally fond some chess-players or run around with kids :)”
33 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Riga St. Peter’s Church - the tallest peak in Riga, is one the oldest and most valuable monuments of medieval architecture in the Baltic States. It is located in the historical center of Riga and in 1997 was included among the UNESCO World Heritage sites. The church hall is used for exhibitions and concerts. Your are welcome to visit the tower of the church offering breathtaking views of the medieval and modern Riga, the Daugava with its spacious harbor and the Gulf of Riga.”
42 locals recommend
Multiplex
“I don't know what you're doing at a movie theater during you're trip, but OK ”
23 locals recommend
Neighbourhood
“Old town is a must visit in every country. Historic architecture that interacts with modern buildings. ”
34 locals recommend
Eastern European Restaurant
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“A restaurant in bistro style. A big selection of different dishes. Very popular. 12 min away.”
41 locals recommend
Museum
“When entering the tiny Latvia of the former times that hides unobtrusively behind the pine forest at Lake Jugla, don’t strive to perceive it as a reality for it was a reality only to those from long ago. But the objects, structures, and households still continue to exist. You, a visitor and a stranger, will be rewarded with the intimacy of these treasures of our predecessors. This feeling, without any reminiscence of contemporary man, may be vague, imperfect or too subjective though nursed by many and winnowed by time.”
26 locals recommend
Opera House
“You can get good-price tickets for some fantastic ballets, operas and concerts. Check the program on www.opera.lv ”
26 locals recommend
Establishment
“The Freedom Monument is probably one of the most visited monuments in Riga worth walking by when on your way to Old Town.”
32 locals recommend
Bar
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“Folkklubs ALA basement is a great place with a huge chose of beers, great snacks in a reasonable price and place where to dance your heart out by listening some Latvian music ( but time to time they also have international guests). Place worth to check out.”
36 locals recommend
Athletics & Sports
“Great area to stroll, have a bikeride, enjoy Riga Zoo. Mežaparks is the largest city park.”
41 locals recommend
Park
“Suitable for nice walk with your beloved one or to have little walk around with all the family. ”
16 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“5 min walking from house is one of biggest shopping centres of Riga, where you can find absolute all. Also many places for eating. ”
18 locals recommend