Culture & Entertainment

19th of December 2018

Riga is very rich when it comes to sights, attractions, and even national and cultural heritages. You don’t want to miss a thing when you’re in the city.

The State Museum of Art exhibits over 32,000 works of art and has the largest Latvian Art collection in the World. The museum is particularly well planned, with collections organized in a manner that visitors can follow the progress of Latvian art throughout the centuries

The Zoo is home to 3000 animals and is a pro-active green organization, continually improving and expanding its facilities. The zoo is staggeringly varied and has well thought out centers and is set in a pine forest park, which is great for strolling around and recharging from the chaos of the capital.

For entertainment during your weekend breaks to Riga, why not visit the circus, which is the only stationary circus in the Baltic States or try the Puppet Theatre. The Puppet Theatre brings children’s dreams alive, with a delightful program, filled with magic, color and inspired performances.

Shopping in Riga is wide and varied and offers a rewarding experience whilst on a city break. We would strongly suggest you visit the central market, which happens to be one of the largest in Europe, selling pretty much anything you can think of.

If pampering yourself on holiday is not your style, then take advantage of the many leisure activities. All around the capital there are sport & fitness centres but there are even more exciting activity centres outside the city. In Sigulda, tourists can ride down the Olympic bobsleigh track or experience the thrill of a bungee jump. The Riga bobsleighing has been particular popular with our stag do clients, being a group orientated activity. For even more daring travelers, why not arrange parachuting, paragliding,

Another great idea is to visit the Museum of War, located in the Powder Tower, in the old town. Inside these 17th century, three meters thick walls, sightseeing tourists can enjoy the permanent war exhibitions which includes an array of weapons used in over 700 years of conflict. It’s an interesting Baltics holiday excursion.

The Latvian Photography museum has a large collection of 10,000 images that reflect the life of its country. The collection defines the most important political and cultural events of Latvia and extends to everyday life of Latvian people, its countryside and remote villages. It’s a rewarding visit for any foreign visitor, as it allows you to see the country from many (and unusual) view points.

 

 



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