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Riga Destination Guide

Delve into Riga in Latvia!

Riga in the region of Rīga with it's 742,572 residents is a place located in Latvia and is the capital of this country.

Map of the area of Riga in Latvia

Local time in Riga is now 12:31 AM (Tuesday). The local timezone is named "Europe / Riga" with an UTC offset of 2 hours. Depending on your mobility, these larger destinations might be interesting for you: Tukums, Tiraine, Sigulda, Riga, Ramava or Vecriga. While being here, you might want to check out as well. We discovered some clips posted online. Scroll down to see the most favourite one or select the video collection in the navigation.


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Weather Conditions Today & Next Days Forecast

16°C / 60 °F Sky is clear
Morning Temperature 13°C / 55 °F
Evening Temperature 14°C / 57 °F
Night Temperature 12°C / 53 °F
Chance of rainfall 0%
Air Humidity 71%
Air Pressure 1029 hPa
Wind Speed Gentle Breeze with 7 km/h (4 mph) from South-East
Cloud Conditions Clear sky, covering 0% of sky
General Conditions Sky is clear

Tuesday, 23rd of May 2017
Scattered clouds, gentle breeze.
Scattered clouds Day: 14°C (56 °F)
Night: 10°C (49 °F)
Wednesday, 24th of May 2017
Sky is clear, clear sky.
Sky is clear Day: 14°C (57 °F)
Night: 16°C (60 °F)
Thursday, 25th of May 2017
Light rain, fresh breeze, broken clouds.
Light rain Day: 16°C (61 °F)
Night: 9°C (48 °F)

Videos

Come and Stroll with ''TheCelotajs'' aro...

10:03 min ( November 14, 2009 by TheCelotajs)
Views: 1,198 - Rating: 5/5

Come join ''TheCelotajs'' take a stroll around Riga Centre City. As we stroll along the streets of centre city, we will see the sights of Riga Centre City. As we stroll along Kalku iela you will pass ...

Riga The Style Lives On

05:14 min ( December 05, 2012 by VFSfilms)
Views: 3,173 - Rating: 4.92593/5

Riga is one of the Art Nouveau capitals of the world. But Art Nouveau is more than just a style of architecture. It is a style of life. A style that lives on in modern day Riga. Directed by Dainis Kla...


Video of Friendly Fun Frank's - Best Hos...

01:55 min ( January 21, 2009 by Famous Hostels)
Views: 6,796 - Rating: 3.69231/5

If you want to enjoy Australian friendly hospitality, British quality service or Latvian cultural experiences, then Friendly Fun Franks Hostel will work hard as your personal tourist guide providing l...

A day in Riga Latvia - 18th November th...

00:51 min ( November 20, 2007 by martinwallin)
Views: 1,377 - Rating: 0/5

I was on a short trip to Riga this weekend, and at sunday I found my self in the middle og the selebraction of the independence day


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Upcomming Local Events

A brief summary of interesting events comming up in Riga during the next days.

25
May
2017

EazyBI Community Days 2017

Beginning: 08:30 am (08:30).
More on eventful.com.

26
May
2017

Peter Schumann - Under Festival

Beginning: no exact start tme given.
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Green Planet Expo

Beginning: 10:00 am (10:00).
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Under Festival

Beginning: 08:00 pm (20:00).
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27
May
2017

Saboar - UNDER Festival

Beginning: no exact start tme given.
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Dasha Rush - Dasha Rush

Beginning: no exact start tme given.
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DOP - UNDER Festival

Beginning: no exact start tme given.
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Jake The Rapper

Beginning: no exact start tme given.
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Taran & Lomov - UNDER Festival

Beginning: no exact start tme given.
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02
Jun
2017

Nakadia

Beginning: no exact start tme given.
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Interesting facts about this location

Riga Castle

Riga Castle is a castle on the banks of River Daugava in Riga, the capital of Latvia. The castle was founded in 1330. This structure was thoroughly rebuilt between 1497 and 1515. Upon the castle's seizure by the Swedes, they constructed spacious annexes in 1641. The fortress was continually augmented and reconstructed between the 17th and 19th centuries. Sometime in the 1930s, some renovation work was done by architect Eižens Laube.

More reading: Wikipedia Article
Located at 56.95, 24.11 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 0 mi away.
Tags:Buildings and structures completed in 1515, Buildings and structures in Riga, Castles in Latvia, Castles of the Livonian Order, Presidential palaces, Visitor attractions in Riga

St. Peter's Church, Riga

St. Peter's Church (Latvian: Svētā Pētera Evaņģēliski luteriskā baznīca) is a Lutheran church in Riga, the capital of Latvia, dedicated to Saint Peter. It is a parish church of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Latvia.

More reading: Wikipedia Article
Located at 56.95, 24.11 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 0 mi away.
Tags:13th-century church buildings, 15th-century architecture, Baroque architecture in Latvia, Churches in Riga, Gothic architecture in Latvia, Romanesque architecture in Latvia

Riga Technical University

Riga Technical University (RTU) (Latvian: Rīgas Tehniskā universitāte) is the oldest technical university in the Baltics established on October 14, 1862. (previously known as Riga Polytechnical Institute and Riga Polytechnicum) is located in Riga, Latvia.

More reading: Riga Technical University homepage
Located at 56.95, 24.11 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 0 mi away.
Tags:Educational institutions established in 1862, Riga Technical University, Universities in Latvia

Saeima

The Saeima is the parliament of the Republic of Latvia. It is a unicameral parliament consisting of 100 members who are elected by proportional representation, with seats allocated to political parties which gain at least 5% of the popular vote. Elections are scheduled to be held once every four years, normally on the first Saturday of October. The most recent elections were held in September 2011. The President of Latvia can dismiss the Saeima and request early elections.

More reading: Wikipedia Article
Located at 56.95, 24.11 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 0 mi away.
Tags:National legislatures, Parliaments by country, Saeima, Unicameral legislatures

Eurovision Song Contest 2003

The Eurovision Song Contest 2003 was the 48th annual Eurovision Song Contest, held at the Skonto Hall in Riga, Latvia on 24 May 2003. The hosts were Marie N and Renārs Kaupers. Sertab Erener, the Turkish entrant, won the contest with "Everyway That I Can", scoring 167 points. The winning songwriters were Erener and Turkish rock guitarist and singer Demir Demirkan. Belgium and Russia were second and third respectively, within three points of Turkey's score.

More reading: Wikipedia Article
Located at 56.95, 24.11 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 0 mi away.
Tags:2003 in Latvia, Eurovision Song Contest 2003

Quote of the moment

People travel to faraway places to watch, in fascination, the kind of people they ignore at home.

Dagobert D. Runes