Riga in 1 day
Full of special charm and charm, the capital of Latvia attracts tourists like a magnet. Wander through its medieval streets, admire the stone palms of Riga squares, taste delicious coffee in a cozy restaurant or appreciate the discreet beauty of the Baltic seaside - even Riga in 1 day can become a worthy subject for a photo shoot in a family album.
Cockerels on the towers
The Main Town Hall Square of Riga is the main attraction for those who do not have enough time. Here are the Dome Cathedral, the Town Hall and the famous House of the Blackheads. Riga's main cathedral has been built since the beginning of the 13th century. It was then that the foundation of the building was laid, and the height of the tower of the cathedral today is 90 meters. Once it was much higher, but the wooden structure did not stand the test of time.
St. Jacob's Cathedral is the main Catholic church in Riga. Its spire is depicted on all tourist brochures and guidebooks, and cockerels on the weather vane crowning the spire are the hallmark of the capital of Latvia. Such cockerels adorn many towers in Riga, including St. Peter's Cathedral, erected at the beginning of the 13th century. Its tower with a height of more than 120 meters is visible from many points of the old city, and even after arriving in Riga for 1 day, it is impossible not to notice this graceful building. By the way, there is an observation deck on the bell tower, which offers magnificent views of the city..
Colorful buses and a small concert
For those who seek to embrace the immensity, a sightseeing tour on a double-decker bus will be an excellent way to get to know Riga. The route includes the most famous sights of the Old Town center, and the buses are visible from afar due to their bright colors. Having bought a ticket, you can get off at any stop, walk in the square or street you like and continue on the next bus.
In the Dome Cathedral, you can become a listener to a small concert that begins at noon every day. For 15 minutes, magnificent organ music sounds under the arches of the temple. Those who have time may prefer long evening concerts, but even a few minutes of beautiful music during the day gives an idea of both the cathedral's magnificent acoustics and the magical sound of its instrument. Another important attraction of the Dome Cathedral is its stained glass windows depicting scenes from scripture.