Riga is the largest of the three Baltic cities and is the commercial hub of the region. A port city, Riga is full of vibrant energy, abundant charm and walls that speak of many different eras and influences that have passed through – well substantiated by the fact that the entire city of Riga is covered as a UNESCO World Natural and Cultural Heritage site!
Situated at the mouth of the River Daugava, Riga has always been an important entry point into Baltic life and culture. The Riga National Opera takes pride of place as one of the finest Opera Houses in the world. Gothic and Art Nouveau typify the historic city of Riga. Originally a center of the Hanseatic League, there are several reminders of this history in its architecture today. It’s gastronomy also takes an interesting turn with avant garde restaurants housed in ancient monasteries and cellar bars where the ubiquitous Black Balsam liquor brewed by Dominican Monks, is drunk copiously by locals and visitors alike. Let Exeter’s expert guides help you navigate this delightful city.
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