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Let's continue our tour of batteries of Mangalsala (Batteries of Mangalsala or Abandoned Forts Near Riga. P.1)! The doors has survived in this cellar. Exit from the cellars. Probably there was amenity space here. There's the battery of 152 mm guns on the hill. This is...
I continue the series of reviews of the wonderful country of Latvia. Taking into account the fact that Riga is a large port city, historically, there must be fortifications near it. Unfortunately, the guidebooks didn't tell us anything about this and we turned to Google for help. It told us...
Dear friends, today I will tell you about one of the iconic buildings of Riga, which, in fact, has become a hallmark of the city - about Riga Dome Cathedral. There are several Dome Cathedrals around the world, as the word takes after the Latin sayings "The House of God" and "to the ...
There is one park in Riga (if we can call it the park) which really impressed me. This is the place of memory of the Barricades Days of January 1991 victims. It is located near Bastion Hill in the heart of Riga. Now it is a regular beautiful park where young people celebrate weddings,...
I'd like to tell you about several museums in Riga! In general, there are a lot of them, but I particularly liked 2 of them. I'll tell you about these museums. I was impressed by "The Latvian War Museum" and "The Museum of the Occupation of Latvia". Let's talk...
If you are in Riga and you have an hour of free time, I recommend you to enjoy views of the city from a river. They are really beautiful. You can come on board in a port. However, the best offer is waiting for you in the City canal. There are several pleasure boats moored at a small pier...
Just think of that - I was walking through Riga, looking around, and then I came across this place. This is Vaļņu iela. Building itself houses a hostel for people, and its basement - a hostel for cats. Such a great sense of humor. This is the street called Pulkveža Brieža. This is...
I found about this gallery just because I was in Jurmala and I was led to it. By the way, this artist exhibits his works in Moscow and Paris. It's hard to explain what it is. I'll show you! There's a sound in a hall and light is changed from time to time. That gives you an opportunity to...
I'd like to tell you about one interesting place I found in Latvia (Riga). At first, it pleased me, and then - angered. This is a restaurant where dumplings are served. It is located in the Old Town on Kaļķu iela. This is a budget-friendly option, especially when you consider the fact that...
Dear friends, let's take a walk through the streets of Riga. This is one of the most amazing cities I have ever seen and I will try to show it to you. City has miraculously absorbed the medieval antiquity, wealth and poverty of the times of the Russian Empire, the Soviet past and modern trends. I...
Riga is a very comfortable and beautiful city for the evening and night walks. Both for cultural and romantic ones and for the "race through bars". We decided to combine these two styles. ;)  There are beautifully illuminated bridges in Riga. City Canal is very beautiful at night...
Usually I do not take pictures of food and do not post them in Instagram, but in Riga, I could not resist and made some photos. In general, every city has delicious restaurants. Whether we were lucky, or Riga is some special, but for 2 trips, we almost did not come across a restaurant...
Riga is very different, and it makes a very special impression... I want to show you a little bit different Riga in this post. Think of it as just of a small stroll through the old European capital. Riga has many beautiful houses in terms of architecture. You can see the European past in many...
Here's my first impression of Riga: this is the European city and everybody speaks Russian;). I started my tour from the city center. I got a free map of the city center, so I had the opportunity to walk along the streets not blindly. At first I came to the Dome Cathedral... ...passing...
We continue our tour of Riga (My Day In Riga. P.1). We went to the Old Town to the Dome Cathedral, where we saw... I thought that Sixt is a car rental office. It turned out that they also have bicycles :). You need to buy a ticket for 3 Euros to enter the Dome Cathedral. Sometimes...
So here we are in the center of Riga! Let's start our tour! To get to the Old Town, we had to go through the picturesque park on the banks of the canal, which flows into the River Daugava. Just five minutes - and we are in Old Riga. All roads in the Old Town are of the pavers. In the...
The air of the Riga seaside was so fresh! It was July 31, and we all were in jackets! :) We got to Jurmala by train from the central station of Riga. The road took us about 40 minutes, trains depart every 30 minutes. After leaving the train, first of all we went to the beach. The weather was...
We decided to get to Bergen, the starting point of the route, via Latvia. There are no direct flights from Moscow to get there, and the most convenient and cheap way (only 4000 rubles - near 73 dollars) turned out to be a variant of the Latvian AirBaltic airline flight with a stopover in...
Our cruise started and ended in Hamburg. There are not many direct flights from Moscow and their schedule is inconveniently tied to the cruise, so I flew with transfer via Riga with already proven in 2009 Latvian Air Baltic airline. While flying to Riga, one of the passengers...
My long November weekend I decided to dedicate to acquaintance with the Baltic states, and the first country I chose was Latvia. To my shame, since high school I couldn't tell Latvia from Lithuania. But now I know that Latvia is a country "in the middle", that is between Lithuania and Estonia. I...
Riga Central Market is the biggest in Europe. It consists of 4 large pavilions: fish, meat, dairy and vegetable. Surprisingly, but the vast majority of sellers are the Russians. I started the inspection with the fish pavilion. Right at the entrance I found the boxes with red caviar...
Today was a difficult day. The morning I started with a visit to the Orthodox church and the famous Albert Street. Then I went to Jurmala, and from there, driving back through Riga, I went to Sigulda. Then I dined at the favorite restaurant of Raimonds Pauls, and returned to...