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Latvia – Riga

Statue in front of step gable buildings

Riga is the capital city of Latvia and is located on the Baltic Sea at the mouth of the River Daugava. The 800 year old city was European Capital of Culture in 2014.

The city is known for its wooden buildings, art nouveau architecture and medieval Old Town.

Riga is a great city for walking as the Old Town has plenty of pedestrian only streets and has many shops and restaurants. The busy Livu Square, is surrounded by bars and nightclubs.

Make sure you look up as you wander the streets. Many buildings are adorned with fascinating objects.

Walk Distance 2.6 km/ 1.6 miles mostly flat.