It is very easy to get to Riga, because direct flights arrive in the city from more than 90 cities of Europe, Asia, Africa and America!
Latvia is a Lutheran country, so Christmas is celebrated here like it is fabulous and beautiful nowhere.
Riga Christmas markets are waiting for visitors from November 23 to January 6. The two main markets, on Dome Square and Livu Square, will provide a festive atmosphere, entertainment for children, and the opportunity to purchase Christmas presents.
Both main markets are in the Old part of the city of Riga. Old Riga is the oldest part of the Latvian capital and its centre is a favourite place for leisure and entertainment of tourists.
Did you know that it was in Riga that the first Christmas tree was decorated more than 5 centuries ago? In honor of this event, Riga every year becomes the capital of Christmas trees - more than 40 various art objects are established throughout the city. Do not miss, because the way of Christmas trees will be held from January 7 to 13!
On December 31, residents of Riga and guests of the city are kindly invited to celebrate New Year on the Embankment of November 11.
Christmas fairs are held in the courtyard of the historic wooden houses of the Kalnciems Quarter all December on Saturdays and Sundays, where you can find unusual, tasty, warm, fragrant gifts, warm mulled wine and catch the real Christmas mood with friends and family.
Another beautiful area of the city in the style of Art Nouveau - Quiet Centre. It is located just 10 minutes’ walk from Old Riga and is a bright historical touch in the shape of the city. Art Nouveau architecture is one of the heritages of Riga, which is included in the UNESCO World Heritage List.
Central market. In winter, locals like nourishing food. Over the years, Latvians have learned how to find vitamin C even where it would not seem to be. Sauerkraut, which is the hallmark of the Central Market, is only one of these products. Black bread, smoked fish, fried lamprey, vegetable chips or candied fruits and steaming herbal tea with honey.
Riga is like that! Different, beautiful and tasty! Do not miss the opportunity to visit Riga in the winter!
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