Riga Old Town
When you step into Riga’s Old Town, you are stepping into Latvian history. The area is brimming with culture at every turn, where enchanting buildings and medieval streets lead you to some of the best kept secrets in the city. Additionally, the Old Town is a popular entertainment district. Here, restaurants, bars, cafes and nightclubs stand side by side with historical sights and picturesque alleyways. If you want to experience the best of both worlds in Riga, then the Old Town is the place to be.
Walk through a piece of living historyRiga was a full member of the Hanseatic League in the Middle Ages, and this trade confederation left a lasting impression in the city. Today, the Small and Great Guild Halls stand testament to the prosperity of the era. One of the most famous remnants of the Hanseatic League is the House of Blackheads, which now features as a museum and considered among the top attractions in Riga.
Rozena Street is the narrowest street in all of Riga, and as you walk down it you can spread your arms and touch opposite walls at once. A visit to the St. Peter’s Church Tower rewards you with stunning aerial views of the city. As you make your way around the Old Town you can enjoy the many fine restaurants in the area, where Latvian specialties, international cuisine and everything in between await your palate.
A creative paradiseIf you’re a fan of art galleries, then you can enjoy a wide selection of places to view various types of art in the Old Town. Historical museums are abound, and if you want to sample some Latvian arts and crafts then Skamu Street is the place to be. Here, you can also learn more about the city’s rich history of trade.
When exploring the Old Town, the Radisson Blu Latvija Conference & Spa Hotel in Riga is the perfect place to call home. Here, you can relax in our on-site spa facilities and re-energize yourself after a day exploring the historic Latvian city.