Riga Old Town
The Old Town in Riga has historically been the commercial center of the city, and retains much of its charm with well-preserved buildings and features. Centered around the Town Hall Square, the Old Town is home to popular attractions like the House of Blackheads events venue and the Riga Opera House, all encircled by the beautiful Daugava River.
History, culture and foodThe city’s Art Nouveau architecture is the legacy of the growth and prosperity that existed in Riga and the Old Town has countless churches and buildings of historical significance. In recognition of this, UNESCO has included the historic center of Latvia’s capital in its World Heritage List. Visitors can easily stroll through the area on foot, walking up the tower of the St. Peter’s Church to get a bird’s eye view of the town and learning about its rich history at the National History Museum of Latvia.
Café culture and local cuisineThe Old Town in Riga has a lively café culture, with a wide choice of cafés, restaurants and bars that serve local beers and traditional Latvian cuisine. A visit to the city is not complete without tasting Piragi, which is a Latvian dumpling. You should also try the tasty rye breads alongside other local and international dishes.
The Radisson Blu Daugava Hotel in Riga allows its guests to explore the old world charm of the city while enjoying all the modern comforts of an upmarket hotel. Located just next to the Old Town on the banks of the Daugava River, you will enjoy taking in beautiful views and the range of pampering facilities. Have a nice swim in the 24-meter indoor swimming pool and unwind in the relaxing sauna after a day of strolling up and down the charming cobbled streets of Riga’s Old town.