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The Most Interesting Historical Places in Riga

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Historical Places in Riga

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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
    Tours from $124
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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
    Tours from $38
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    The Neo-Byzantine Nativity of Christ Cathedral represents the largest Orthodox cathedral in the Baltic region, renowned for striking icons th
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    Turaida Castle , Sigulda
    Walk along the castle ramparts and explore the elements of medieval building at Turaida Castle, which means "Thor's garden" in the language o
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    Rundāle Palace , Pilsrundale
    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 $75
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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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