Top 10 Attractions in Latvia (2018)


1. Old Riga (Vecriga)


πŸ“ Historic, Architecture, Monument
πŸ“ Riga

Old Riga – Highlights

  • The historic & architecture centre of Riga
  • Remarkably diverse architectural styles
  • Home to many cultural heritage landmarks
  • Fine dining experience at top restaurants
  • Latvia’s World Heritage Site

🌐 Main Website


2. Jurmala Beach


πŸ“ Beach, Seaside, Panorama
πŸ“ Jurmala

Jurmala Beach – Highlights

  • Spacious beaches with playgrounds
  • Extensive stretches of white sands
  • Swimming areas in the clear waters
  • Latvia’s Blue Flag beach

🌐 Main Website


3. Gauja National Park


πŸ“ Park, Animal, Nature, Hiking Trail
πŸ“ Vidzeme

Gauja National Park – Highlights

  • Scenic landscape of Gauja valley
  • Hiking trails among lush greenery
  • Exhilarating adventurous activities
  • Charming old castles and villages

🌐 Main Website


4. Rundale Palace


πŸ“ Palace, Architecture, Garden, Museum
πŸ“ Pilsrundale

Rundale Palace – Highlights

  • Magnificent 18th-century Baroque palace
  • Picturesque French-style rose gardens
  • Duke’s staterooms and living quarters
  • Exhibits of Latvian applied and fine arts

Opening Hours (Museum)

  • Nov – Apr
    • Daily: 10:00 – 17:00
  • May – Oct
    • Daily: 10:00 – 18:00

πŸ’΅ Entrance Fee
🌐 Main Website


5. Turaida Museum Reserve


πŸ“ Castle, Garden, Museum, Panorama
πŸ“ Sigulda

Turaida Museum Reserve – Highlights

  • Medieval castle with viewing platforms
  • Beautiful gardens with valley backdrops
  • Historic wooden church in an ancient hill
  • Collections of local archaeological artefacts

Opening Hours

  • Nov – Mar
    • Daily: 10:00 – 17:00
  • Apr
    • Daily: 10:00 – 19:00
  • May – Sep
    • Daily: 09:00 – 20:00
  • Oct
    • Daily: 09:00 – 19:00

Entrance Fee

  • Nov – Apr
    • Adults: 3 EUR
    • Children: Free
  • May – Oct
    • Adults: 5 EUR
    • Children: Free
  • Guided Tour: from 15 EUR

🌐 Main Website


6. Cesis Castle


πŸ“ Castle Ruins, Museum, Entertainment
πŸ“ Cesis

Cesis Castle – Highlights

  • Well-preserved medieval castle ruins
  • Impressive castle interiors and chambers
  • Fun activities with Middle Ages theme
  • Eventful medieval festival in late summer

Opening Hours

  • May – Sep
    • Daily: 10:00 – 18:00
  • Oct – Apr
    • Tue-Sat: 10:00 – 17:00
    • Sun: 10:00 – 16:00
    • Mon: Closed

Entrance Fee

  • Medieval Castle: 4 EUR
  • Castle Complex: 6 EUR
  • Guided Tour: from 27 EUR

🌐 Main Website


7. Alberta Street


πŸ“ Architecture, Art Street
πŸ“ Riga

Alberta Street – Highlights

  • Magnificent Art Nouveau buildings
  • National architectural monuments
  • Unique decorations on each house
  • Home to the Museum of Art Nouveau

🌐 Main Website


8. Latvian Ethnographic Open-Air Museum


πŸ“ Museum, Architecture, Ethnographic
πŸ“ Riga

Latvian Ethnographic Museum – Highlights

  • Large outdoor museum beside Lake Jugla
  • Hundreds of Latvian vernacular buildings
  • Exhibits of traditional household objects
  • Folk art & craft workshops during summer

Opening Hours

  • May – Sep
    • Daily: 10:00 – 20:00
  • Oct – Apr
    • Daily: 10:00 – 17:00

Entrance Fee

  • May – Sep
    • Adults: 4 EUR
    • Children: Free
  • Oct – Apr
    • Adults: 2 EUR
    • Children: Free

🌐 Main Website


9. House of Blackheads


πŸ“ Architecture, Historic
πŸ“ Riga

House of Blackheads – Highlights

  • Historic houses built in the 14th century
  • Impressive Dutch Renaissance facade
  • Wonderfully picturesque architecture
  • The Latvian President’s temporary residence

🌐 Main Website


10. Central Market


πŸ“ Local Market, Shopping

Central Market – Highlights

  • One of the largest markets in Europe
  • Five impressive food market pavilions
  • Fresh produce from Latvian farms
  • Wide range of delicious local foods

Opening Hours

  • Daily: 07:00 – 18:00

Entrance Fee

  • Free admission

🌐 Main Website


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Author: Jeutravel.com
Date Published: 20 August 2017
Last Updated: 13 March 2018

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