Top Restaurants in Riga

COD Robata Grill Bar Riga

A true fine-dining establishment, COD is the brainchild of people who will settle for no less than perfection. Brand chef Uvis Janičenko – who was trained at the three-Michelin-starred restaurant RyuGin by one of the best chefs in Japan, Seiji Yamamoto – has created a menu that is contemporary yet true to the cornerstones of… Continue reading Top Restaurants in Riga

Art Nouveau in Riga

Strēlnieku 4a Riga

Art Nouveau appeared as an architectural style in Riga at the turn of the 20th century, when the city experienced a construction boom and its population was growing. Half of the buildings in Riga’s city centre are Art Nouveau edifices. The largest concentration of these buildings are in the so-called Quiet Centre, which is a… Continue reading Art Nouveau in Riga

Aldaris Brewery Riga A Perfect Day Out In Latvia’s Capital

Aldaris Beer Museum Riga

The Aldaris brewery was originally in the Sarkandaugava district of Riga, a working-class area on the outskirts of the city. Now this building houses a beer museum. It’s called the Aldara alus darbnīca, which introduces visitors to the world of beer. It takes them through the 13 steps of the beer brewing process, revealing some… Continue reading Aldaris Brewery Riga A Perfect Day Out In Latvia’s Capital

Northern District Riga Guide

Daugavgriva White Church Riga

The Orthodox Church of St Peter and St Paul, built within the fortress known as the Riga Citadel, is one of the outstanding Classical style monuments in the Baltic region. Catherine II, Empress of Russia issued an edict in 1776, which allowed the church its establishment. In 1780, George Brown, Governor of the Livonian Province, sought permission… Continue reading Northern District Riga Guide

Vidzeme District Riga

Ascension of Christ Church Vidzeme Riga

At one time Biker Church was one of the centers of parochial care in the Bailiwick in Riga. The first wooden chapel was here already in 1690. The foundation stone for a new stone church was laid in 1765. In October 1766, the church was consecrated in honor of Tsarina Catherine II of Russia. The main… Continue reading Vidzeme District Riga

Latgale District Riga Travel Guide

Church of the Annunciation of Our Most Holy Lady Latgale Riga

Located in the former Moscow Suburb (now Latgale district) is the Church of the Annunciation of Our Most Holy Lady. It’s often called the Church of St Nicolas the Miracle Worker. In the early 18th century there were already 2 Russian wooden churches in existence by the Charles Gate, but these disappeared in 1773, due… Continue reading Latgale District Riga Travel Guide

Kurzeme District Riga

Daugavgriva Fortress Kurzeme Riga

St Martin’s Church, close to Agenkalns Cemetery, is one of Riga’s earliest Eclectic style churches. It’s a landmark of the Kurzeme district. The idea of building a church developed among the members of the congregation in 1845, in the lead-up to a major anniversary of Martin Luther. In 1850, the congregation obtained approval for a design by… Continue reading Kurzeme District Riga

Museum of Decorative Arts and Designs MDAD Riga

Museum of Decorative Arts and Designs Riga

The Museum of Decorative Art and Design (MDAD Riga) has been open to the public since 6 July 1989. The museum has seven collections: textile art, ceramics, metal, leather, decorative wood and glass art as well as a design collection. The permanent display introduces visitors to the work of Latvia’s leading artists in decorative art… Continue reading Museum of Decorative Arts and Designs MDAD Riga