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    Learn about the lives of ancient farmers and fishermen at Latvian Ethnographic Open Air Museum. The museum features 118 buildings--including
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    St. Peter's Church represents one of the oldest and most valuable monuments of medieval architecture in the Baltic states. This Lutheran chur
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    Rundāle Palace , Pilsrundale
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    Explore the history of Latvia's court through collections at Rundāle Palace. The palace was built in the 1736s as a summer residence for the
    Tours from $93
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    At Riga Cathedral, see the famous Dome organ--the largest organ in the world at the time of its construction in the late 19th century. Bishop
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    Turaida Castle , Sigulda
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    Walk along the castle ramparts and explore the elements of medieval building at Turaida Castle, which means "Thor's garden" in the language o
    Tours from $81
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    Where to stay in Riga

    As tourism surges in Riga, accommodation options and variety have grown too. The Baltic capital has quality lodging for every budget, from centrally located and affordable hostels, to private apartments and hotel rooms, to chic main-street hotels. The Old Town, a World Heritage Site, sits at the center of it all, so consider staying here if you want to be in the thick of things. For lower prices, look slightly outside of the city's core but within walking distance. For somewhere a little quieter, check out neighborhoods like Agenskalns and Tornakalns, which are less touristy, well-preserved districts.
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