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Flying to Riga

Latvia's capital city

Temperate continental climate

8 degrees

2 hours and 20 minutes

Riga is a fascinating city that is structured in a way that allows you to visit most sights from the city centre. It makes Riga an ideal city trip destination. But as its popularity increases, so do its prices. There are still quite a few hostels, though, and flights are relatively cheap, so you can experience Riga on a small budget. No matter how much you can spend, Riga will never disappoint.

Places to visit in Riga

The city centre is compact and car-free, so discovering Riga on foot is a great way to get around. Various eras of modern history pass by as you gaze at the multicoloured building façades. Art Nouveau (Jugendstil) is very prominent in Riga, as is later modern architecture and remnants of the Eastern Bloc rule. Wooden houses – typical for Latvia – are also a common sight. Important attractions worth visiting include the Freedom Monument, St John's Church, the Town Hall and the Museum of the Occupation of Latvia. The are several houses that are the perfect backdrop for a memorable photo, such as the Flemish House, the Mentzendorff House and the Three Brothers, the oldest stone homes in the city.

Discover Riga

If you're after a bit more hustle and bustle, head over to the Central Market. It has five large market halls that were once used to store Zeppelins. This vibrant market has been around since 1930, is open every day and is one of the biggest you'll find in Europe. Riga's historic city centre has been well preserved and is unsurprisingly listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Admirers of architecture will surely be in for a treat. Riga's St. James's Cathedral is one of the oldest churches in the Baltic states. Construction began in the 13th century. A striking feature is that the bell is suspended on the outside of the spire and it is said that you should not pass it if you are adulteress.

Practical information for your trip to Riga

  • In Riga you pay with the euro, just like in the Netherlands

  • It is one hour later in Riga than in Eindhoven

  • You don't need a travel adapter in Latvia

  • Riga is easy to discover on foot. If you don't want to walk too much, take the tram or bus

  • The emergency number in Latvia is the same as in the Netherlands: 112

Pictures of Riga

Riga town square

Market in Riga

Typical houses in Riga

Flight tickets from Eindhoven to Riga

You can fly from Eindhoven Airport directly to Riga in Latvia with Wizzair.

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