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FAQs About Holidays in Riga
Is Riga worth visiting?
If you’re visiting Latvia for the first time then Rīga is definitely worth visiting. It’s known as being one of the liveliest and most interesting cities in the Baltics, as well as having some truly stunning architecture and a rich past, providing plenty for visitors to do during their stay.
What is Riga popular for?
Riga is probably most popular for architecture and history fans who are attracted to the city’s UNESCO World Heritage rated Old Town. There are also plenty of beautiful examples of Art Nouveau design around the city, so it’s also popular with fans of this period.
How many days do you need in Riga?
If you’re just visiting Rīga then we recommend that you stay for 2-3 days. This gives you long enough to explore different parts of the city at a good pace without trying to cram everything in, and is also a great length of time if you’re travelling as part of a tour of Latvia and the Baltics.
Are there beaches in Rīga?
Whilst Rīga is on the coastline of Latvia, there are no beaches in the city. There is a beach resort in the nearby city of Jurmala which has a beach resort, so if you’re really angling after a day by the sea you can catch the train to visit this destination along the coast.
Is Rīga safe to visit?
Rīga is a relatively safe travel destination to visit, with a similar level of risk as most other large European countries. Crime rates in the city are low, so whilst tourists may fall victim to things like pickpocketing or theft, there’s no real risk of this as long as you remain vigilant and make sensible choices during your stay.