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Discover Riga in Latvia

Riga in the region of Rīga with its 742,572 habitants is a place located in Latvia and is the capital of this country.

Interactive map of Riga

Local time in Riga is now 01:38 PM (Thursday) . The local timezone is named " Europe/Riga " with a UTC offset of 2 hours. Depending on your mobility, these larger cities might be interesting for you: Tukums, Tiraine, Sigulda, Riga, and Ramava. When in this area, you might want to check out Tukums . We discovered some clip posted online . Scroll down to see the most favourite one or select the video collection in the navigation. Are you looking for some initial hints on what might be interesting in Riga ? We have collected some references on our attractions page.


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Video of Friendly Fun Frank's - Best Hostel in Riga, Latvia

1:55 min by Famous Hostels
Views: 6796 Rating: 3.69

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 ..

Riga. The Style Lives On

5:14 min by VFSfilms
Views: 3173 Rating: 4.93

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 ..


Tur Saulite Perties Gaja - ILGI CD 2011

4:43 min by ilgimusic
Views: 2127 Rating: 4.73

CD on amazon: ej.uz CD on iTunes: ej.uz We feel humbled and thankful our most recent CD "Tur saulite perties gaja" is featured as No. 4 on the World Music Charts Europe in April, 2012. This is 3rd tim ..

Rīgas svētki

1:37 min by RigasPP
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Interesting facts about this location

Museum of the Occupation of Latvia

Museum of the Occupation of Latvia 1940-1991 (Latvian: Latvijas okupācijas muzejs) is an historic educational institution located in Riga, Latvia. It was established in 1993 to exhibit artifacts, archive documents, and educate the public about the 51-year period in the 20th century when Latvia was successively occupied by the USSR in 1940, then by Nazi Germany in 1941, and then again by the USSR in 1944.

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Located at 56.95 24.11 (Lat./Long.); Less than 0 km away
Tags: History museums in Latvia, Museums established in 1993, Museums in Riga

House of the Blackheads

House of the Blackheads is a building situated in the old town of Riga, Latvia. The original building was erected during the first third of the 14th century for the Brotherhood of Blackheads, a guild for unmarried German merchants in Riga. Major works were done in the years 1580 and 1886, adding most of the ornamentations. The structure was bombed to a ruin by the Germans June 28, 1941 and the remains demolished by the Soviets in 1948. The current reconstruction was erected from 1995 to 1999.

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Located at 56.95 24.11 (Lat./Long.); Less than 0 km away
Tags: Buildings and structures completed in 1999, Buildings and structures in Riga, Destroyed landmarks, Visitor attractions in Riga

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.

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Located at 56.95 24.10 (Lat./Long.); Less than 0 km away
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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.

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Located at 56.95 24.11 (Lat./Long.); Less than 0 km away
Tags: 13th-century church buildings, 15th-century architecture, Baroque architecture in Latvia, Churches in Riga, Gothic architecture in Latvia, Romanesque architecture in Latvia

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.

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Located at 56.95 24.11 (Lat./Long.); Less than 0 km away
Tags: 2003 in Latvia, Eurovision Song Contest 2003

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