Best Things to Do in Riga for Couples

THE 10 BEST Couples' Activities & Things to Do in Riga

Best Things to Do in Riga for Couples

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  • Swedishtomcat
    Diss, UK4,349 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    You’ve got lovely cobbled streets, gorgeous old buildings, lots of shops plus plenty of restaurants and lively bars. And if you do have one or two drinks then the uneven streets will compensate your stagger home.
    Written 13 May 2024
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  • Swedishtomcat
    Diss, UK4,349 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    The market is split into different sections housed within and around these former hangers. We enjoyed wandering around the food halls looking at the produce on sale. Then we bought some strawberries from a stall outside. Turns out most of them were rotten. A street cleaner took them away before we should’ve returned / pelted the seller with them.
    Written 13 May 2024
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  • Swedishtomcat
    Diss, UK4,349 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    We were in and out in under an hour and have to agree that the cellar area is probably the most interesting part of this building. We did smile at the painting of the horse looking directly at the artist!
    Written 13 May 2024
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  • Swedishtomcat
    Diss, UK4,349 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Disembarked the airport bus and strolled into the town hall square. The sun was out, it was busy, there was a stage and music performers playing. Couldn’t have asked for a warmer welcome to Riga.
    Written 13 May 2024
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  • daveashuk
    Bristol, UK746 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Everyone should visit this museum, which shows what could happen to Ukraine , if Putin prevails and the difficulties of small nations staying independent when adjoining large powerful nations. The museum charts the Russian take over from 1940 to the early 90’s and independence , with a few years of German occupation. Entrance fee is €5 and it's modern, with a lot of information to view. Also worth seeing is the KGB museum in Riga.
    Written 18 March 2024
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  • Swedishtomcat
    Diss, UK4,349 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The church itself is quite average, it’s nothing ornate, just bare brick and whitewashed plaster. Did like the retro stairway to the lift for the viewpoint. You pay extra for the viewpoint but the 360-degree view over Riga is captivating.
    Written 13 May 2024
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  • Swedishtomcat
    Diss, UK4,349 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    This unassuming entrance on the corner of a street takes you into a museum about the KGB. Lots to read about what happened behind the walls of the building. Entry is free, although they do have paid for tours of the cells which you’d ideally need to book in advance.
    Written 13 May 2024
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  • Nelson A
    11 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    It is a truly marvellous piece of history and art. Seeing the colourful and vivid culture of Latvia is stunning. The hall and stairway are like entering heaven.
    Written 13 May 2024
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  • Swedishtomcat
    Diss, UK4,349 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Riga is blessed with a lot of art nouveau architecture and you can see what a typical apartment would’ve looked like at this museum. Wander through the rooms and speak to the staff who are all dressed in themed costume.
    Written 13 May 2024
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  • Deanosaur89
    Edmonton, Canada7,234 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    There is an entrance fee of 5 Euros and we felt this was worth the price. The cathedral is very ornate inside and has a lot of Riga and Latvian history inside. There is a large collection of artifacts including cannons and relics in the cathedral's cloister and courtyard area beside the church. Inside there is a baptismal font from the 13th century, stained glass from the 19th century and paintings from all centuries since the church was built. There are interesting bits of Riga's history as well including a line to mark where the flooding got up to in the 1700s and church pews from the Blackheads (which had/have a famous clubhouse nearby).

    There is a map at the front desk that is available in a variety of languages and has numbers marked for the most interesting features in the cathedral and has some brief information on each one. There is also a guide at the back of the cathedral to show where other interesting markers are in the Cathedral.

    The church is located in Riga's Old Town and we spent about just under an hour inside the cathedral and a couple of hours in the area. Behind the church there are some statues including a unicorn, dragon and an armadillo. We also are at a nearby restaurant that had some very good food and beer. The cathedral hosts concerts and it might be worth checking one out because the acoustics are supposed to be quite good but it seems that we just missed out.

    If you're interested in going inside but don't want to pay for entrance there is a prayer room just to the left when you enter and that is free and pretty big. English service is provided at 9:30 am on Sundays.
    Written 11 April 2024
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  • Leanne B
    Glasgow, UK41 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Came across this park when we had visited St Peter's Church. It's immaculately kept, with beautiful flowers and grass next to the canal. Seeing as where I live the parks are litter filled and unkempt, this was lovely.
    Written 16 May 2024
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  • haka
    Detroit, MI287 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We visited this open air museum recently. It was easy to access it, Tram 1 from town, short walk from last stop.

    The museum was half closed - only 4 and half houses were open for visitors. We walked around in the snow and still enjoyed what was available, it was very atmospheric and still many interesting wooden buildings, churches, windmills, all including some English description.

    We were a little unhappy to find out that no cafes were open - sitting in a warm cafe after the long walk in the snow would've been important for our experience. But we didn't have to worry for too long, the last open house we visited was the fishermen's village, manned by Mr Georg who invited us to sit down to the table in the warm, he offered some history and interesting facts regarding the museum and life in Latvia and he also invited us to a cup of coffee. Never before a black instant coffee tasted so good !!!! Mr Georg managed to pull the whole visit together for us and we left with such a happy and warm feeling.

    Great visit, great experience.
    Written 31 December 2023
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  • Adam Jones
    Beijing, China190 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nice church in the old town of Riga. Unfortunately it was closed the times I visited so I couldn’t go inside, but I did enjoy walking around the exterior
    Written 30 November 2023
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  • apars0n
    Manchester, UK644 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    6 euros gets you to the 15th floor by lift, and stairs to deck on 17th floor.
    Great view of the market hangars, the old town, the river and the surrounding areas.
    The Academy of Sciences building is easy to spot, close to the central market, but construction work at the station as part of the Rail Baltica project means you might find it a little awkward to get to. Use the tunnel next to the railway station, and visit the central markets whilst in the area, as well as the Jewish Ghetto (you can see an isolated railway truck from the panoramic deck, looking towards the river)
    Written 5 February 2024
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  • Katherine408
    Kirkby Stephen, UK23 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Excellent performance and staging of a rare ballet (the Fountain of Bakhchisarai) and a good performance of an operetta (The Merry Widow) in a lovely opera house.
    Written 23 April 2024
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