City Guide – Riga, Latvia!

1042-Daugavpils-City.jpg Riga, the most popular travel destination in Latvia, has been booming in the past few years. Riga is encircling 800 years old connective has been ruled by different countries like Germany, Sweden etc from time to time, as a consequence of which it has become a convergence of various cultures which is reflected in its cultural heritage. Riga offers you plenty of rubberneck attractions. But there are some things in Riga which you simply can’t miss even if you are short on time.Riga Central MarketThis market reflects the ages paleozoic tradition and practices of Latvia. It is a great pinpoint to explore the Latvian culture and to learn more about the city. It is one of the largest markets in Eastern Europe, is visited daily by 80,000 to 100,000 people.Cat HouseIt is united of the most popular tourist attractions in Riga. The story behind the construction of this house is quite hilarious. It was built by a man who was not given access to the guild and hence he built this house on which he constructed two cats with their backside to the guild and their tails standing up to protract to the insult.Freedom Monument Freedom Statue is a memorial honoring the soldiers who were killed during the Latvian War of Independence from 1918 to 1920. This mausoleum is known as a significant symbol of the independence and sovereignty of Latvia. It was unveiled in 1935 and is 42 meters high made from copper, travertine and granite. It is also the central point of official ceremonies and public gatherings.Three Brothers It is located in Riga, Latvia and is the oldest complex from dwelling houses in Riga. The houses are located at the addresses 17, 19 and 21 maza pils Street, and every represents multitudinal periods like development of dwelling house construction in the middle ages.St John’s churchSt. John’s ecclesiasticism reflects the history and savoir faire of Latvia and is a sacred seat for the people of the city.Riga Cathedral (Doma cathedral)It is one of the most recognizable landmarks in Latvia. Built near the River Daugava in 1211 by Livonian Bishop Albert of Riga, it is considered the largest medieval church in the Baltic states. It has undergone many modifications in the course of its history.St Peter’s churchIt is a landmark on the skyline of Riga upon its spire standing tall and wide. This is a tall beautiful church situated in Riga and is named after Saint Peter. The height of the tower is around 70 meters. The museum of the History of Riga and Navigation It displays the historical details of the Latvian metropolitan Riga. This is an ideal place to see the heritage and culture about Latvia. Apart from the local artifacts, this museum holds the exhibits from international artifacts as well.