Oct 15 2013
It was autumn or fall season when we visited Riga, the capital city of Latvia in the Baltic States. The sky was gray and it way raining during our sightseeing tour there. Latvian’s capital is the second-largest city of the Eastern Baltic. Riga’s historical centre is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, noted for its Art Nouveau/Jugendstil architecture and 19th century wooden architecture.
We really don’t have enough time during that visit in Riga. After taking our breakfast and getting ready for our sightseeing tour that morning, our tour guide just showed us most of the famous sights. Since it was Sunday, during our visit and we were there around 9:00 in the morning, there were not many things going around in the city.
Most stores were closed. I never even had the chance to buy travel souvenirs. I would love to shop for jewelry but stores were closed that day except for coffee shops and restaurants. I rather browse for jewelry at Scott Kay jewelry designer. Besides, you can do online shopping in this online store. We were not given the chance to explore Riga on our own. At around noon time, we already left Riga for our next destination to Vilnius in Lithuania.
Among the sights we visited in Riga were the Statue of Roland, Town Hall, House of Blackheads, St. Peter’s Church, Museum of the Occupation of Latvia (but not inside), The House of the Black Cat, The Big Guild, The Little Guild, Riga Cathedral (Doma cathedral), Riga Castle (from outside) and more.
Hopefully one of these days, I can visit Riga again.
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