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About Riga
Last Update
05.02.2016

Riga, the capital of Latvia, was officially founded in 1201. Riga is located along the Baltic Sea at the southern coast of the Gulf of Riga. The historical core of Riga is situated on the right bank of the Daugava River.

Riga has given many pearls to the culture of Europe and the world – the most important arhitectual include the Old Riga, Art Noveau, and wooden architecture. An elusive value is the multicultural environment that has been characteristic from the very beginning, since people of many various nationalities have lived here together – the Latvians, Germans, Russians, Poles, Swedes, Finns and others. This variety through Johann Gottfried Herder and Immanuel Kant has played an important role in development of the German Enlightenment Philosophy, has been the cradle for the cinema genius Sergey Eisenstein, philosopher Isaiah Berlin and an asylum for the opera grand Richard Wagner, and for centuries has been a source of inspiration for a range of other famous European people.

For more information please visit:

Riga municipality portal

Official travel guide Live Riga

Foto: Toms Grīnbergs, Latvijas Universitāte
Foto: Toms Grīnbergs, Latvijas Universitāte
Foto: Toms Grīnbergs, Latvijas Universitāte
Foto: Toms Grīnbergs, Latvijas Universitāte
Foto: Toms Grīnbergs, Latvijas Universitāte
Foto: Toms Grīnbergs, Latvijas Universitāte