With close to 700000 inhabitants Riga is the capital of Latvia and its largest city. Riga is located on the banks of the Daugava river, not far from the Baltic sea. It was founded by the Germans in 1201 and in 1282 became a member city of the Hanseativ league. Over the centuries Riga thrived on commerce due to its advantageous position and was ruled by a number of different powers, before becoming the capital of independent Latvia in 1918. Due to its beautiful and historic architecture Riga is a tourist magnet and every year attracts a large number of tourists.
01 Neoclassical building on cathedral square 02 Russian theatre 03 St Peter and Paul church 04 St Peter and Paul church 05 Moat
06 Moat 07 Moat 08 Ice cream seller 09 Purple tulips
10 Park 11 Park 12 Latvian national opera 13 Alley 14 Alley
15 St Peter church 16 Old town and flower beds 17 Staircase facade 18 Yellow tulips 19 Town musicians of Bremen statue 20 St Peter church
21 House of the Blackheads 22 House of the Blackheads 23 House of the Blackheads 24 Riga city council 25 Cat house
26 Cat house 27 Russian theatre 28 Riga cathedral 29 Riga cathedral 30 House of the Blackheads at dusk
31 House of the Blackheads at dusk 32 House of the Blackheads at dusk 33 Russian theatre 34 St Peter church 35 Riga at night
01 Glass steel building 02 Latvian national theatre 03 Freedom monument 04 Wine restaurant 05 Freedom monument square
06 Freedom monument statues 07 Freedom monument statues 08 Raina boulevard 09 Freedom monument
10 Latvia national art museum 11 Oskars Kalpaks monument 12 Michael Barclay de Tolly statue 13 Hotel Radisson 14 Nativity of Christ Russian Orthodox cathedral
15 Nativity of Christ cathedral 16 Hotel Radisson 17 Nativity of Christ cathedral 18 Nativity of Christ Russian Orthodox cathedral 19 Poet Rainis statue 20 Poet Rainis statue
21 Nativity of Christ cathedral 22 Nativity of Christ Russian Orthodox cathedral 23 Nativity of Christ Russian Orthodox cathedral 24 Nativity of Christ cathedral 25 Esplanade park
26 Hotel Radisson 27 Esplanade park 28 Esplanade park 29 Alfa shopping centre
30 Alfa shopping centre 01 Panoramic view
02 Riga 03 Bridge over Daugava river 04 Panoramic view with river
05 Skyline of Riga 06 Historic core 07 Old town and river
08 Old town and river 09 Daugava river
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