A visit to Riga Recapped
The amazing mix of medieval hub and contemporary town is what makes Riga one of the premier vacation destinations in Europe. After 700 years of foreign invasion, it now enjoys freedom and it grants you liberty as well to explore the city and have the best of all that it has to offer. Marvel at the significant edifices in the city that have Art Nouveau architectural designs like the National Museum of Art, Riga Orthodox Cathedral and the Museum of the Barricades. Even before the town was invaded by Soviet Union, it has been an economical hub. The wars may have destroyed other significant buildings but its glory is still evident in the remnants. Riga houses several museums in the city that house countless artifacts that manifest the town's history including its glory, capture and culture. There are also bunches of old churches in the city which are also deemed as architectural wonders. Don't fail to visit 13th century St. Peter's Church, the oldest cathedral in the city and climb up to the tower to see an amazing aerial view of the town. Riga may be old but it will always appeal to people of all ages because it offers something for old and young alike.
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The largest city in Latvia is home to one-third of the country's population and has a great location along the Gulf of Riga right at the mouth of the river Western Dvina otherwise known as Daugava. Hotels in Riga are located near famous tourist destinations in the Old Town. There are many historical monuments and buildings including architectural buildings in the Art Nouveau style including Riga Castle, Freedom Monument, and National Library of Latvia. Cultural landmarks include the 1918-founded Latvian National Opera, 1919-founded Latvian National Theater, and the New Riga Theater. The House of Blackheads, The Big Guild, The Three Brothers, St. Jacob's Barracks, and a host of famous sports clubs participating in basketball, ice hockey, and football tournaments are other attractions.
3 Budget Hotels for Easy Access to Attractions
Cheap hotels are found at interesting spots near the Art Nouveau architectural buildings and near the airport for easy access. Motel Autosole - It has city-themed rooms with spacious bathrooms. Friendly staff members ensure the hotel is clean and with its ideal location near the City Center attracts visitors who need a quiet place to sleep after a hectic day of tourism. Mezaparks Hotel - Its location near a supermarket and bus stop is beneficial for motorists who drive in for a couple of days and are interested in a central location close to attractions. The City Center is 15 minutes away. Funky Hostels And Apartments - Just a few minutes away from the city, the clean and neat hostel offers safe accommodation at reasonable prices. The large hostel has common areas where people can meet and serves really good breakfasts. Guests have to walk up the stairs, as the hostel is in a historic building but on the top floor. It's ideal for travelers on a short visit needing budget accommodation. Cheap hotels are ideal for motorists and those arriving by bus.
3 Luxury Hotels in The Old Town
Luxury Riga hotels have prime locations near the Old Town which gives them the opportunity to provide luxury accommodation and facilities. Grand Palace Hotel - It has the ideal location at the center of the Old Town and is housed in a palace building built in 1877 close to major attractions like Dome Square and Riga Castle. Rooms are elegantly designed providing ironing facilities, bathrooms with heated floors, and work desks. European and Asian fusion cuisines are offered at the Suite Restaurant. The hotel also offers spa facilities with a steam bath, 24-hour gymnasium, and sauna. Dome Hotel & Spa - It is housed in a 400-year-old building within the Old Town. A good balance is established between traditional customs and modern technology providing ultimate luxury with Egyptian linens, wood-paneled walls, king-size beds, and custom-made furniture. Extensive spa facilities are found including two massage rooms, a rooftop sauna, and a lounge. Traditional Asian and Baltic facilities are provided. It is a popular restaurant called Le Dome serving local dishes and gourmet breakfasts. Luxury hotels in Riga are found close to popular tourist destinations like the Dome Cathedral.Â
2 Award-Winning Independent Hotels
Independent hotels have made a name providing unique features and are housed in architectural buildings. Wellton Centrum Hotel & Spa - The ideal location outside the Old Town attracts visitors. It is close to popular restaurants and bars, and friendly staff members offer guidance. It also has spa facilities with a Jacuzzi, steam room, pool, and sauna. Breakfast buffets are served. Neiburgs Hotel - The innovative hotel brings out the traditional look with Art Nouveau decor. Corner rooms offer excellent views of the Cathedral. Special birthday gifts are offered including a bottle of sparkling. Delicious breakfasts and dinners are served at the popular in-house restaurant. Other restaurants are near the property. Riga hotels exhibit distinctive flair in providing quality services.