We’re just back from a wonderful weekend in the Latvian capital, Riga, and what a delight this trip turned out to be! Check out the photos below to find out what we got up to in this lively city!
We arrived in Riga on Friday around 10pm, so we headed to Easy Wine for some tapas and wine… obviously. They have 60 wines by the glass and a self-service system, so you can choose exactly which wine and glass size to have, and then pay for it all at the end!
The food was also so good we came here twice. This is the ‘Bruschetta for Meat Lovers’ which did not disappoint.
Saturday morning graced us with some beautiful sunshine and clear skies, the perfect start to our city tour of Riga.
Staying in the heart of the old town, at the Radi un Draugi Hotel, meant we were close to lots of bars and restaurants – perfect for people (and car) watching!
This small group of buildings, known as ‘The Three Brothers’, make up the oldest medieval dwelling houses in Riga, each representing different periods of history. Can you guess which one is the oldest?
Continuing our city tour down more cobbled streets…
Plenty of places to choose from to sit in the sun and enjoy a beer!
After our city tour, we had some free time to explore. As a huge lover of panoramic views, I decided to take the elevator to the top of St. Peters Church. I think we can all agree, it was worth the €9 to get up there.
The building with the 4 curved roofs is Riga’s Central Market, full of cheese, fish and a hell of a lot of strawberries. Worth checking out if you’re into your food!
Views across the Daugava River of the Radio & TV Tower.
Perfect views of Latvia’s Academy of Sciences building.
One of Riga’s most recognisable landmarks, the Riga Cathedral, is considered to be one of the largest medieval churches in the Baltics, and isn’t it a beauty!
Managed to pick out the spot where we had lunch!
Stunning views of the Nativity Cathedral.
The Freedom Monument honours the soldiers that were killed fighting for Latvia’s independence between 1918 – 1920.
Delicious selection of butters to go with some of the tastiest bread I’ve ever eaten at Restaurant Petergailis.
I highly recommend checking this place out if you go to Riga. I went for the beef cheeks with mash and caramelised onions and it was really outstanding.
A close up of the Nativity Cathedral from below, such a stunning building.
One last view from the top of St. Peters Church…