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Things to do in Riga, Latvia

Now we've arrived by bus from Tallinn, Estonia to Riga, Latvia.Riga is the capital of Latvia and the first thing we notice is that it's much larger than Tallinn - more modern. And in fact, it's the biggest metropolis in the Baltics. It's quite a special city - a mix of medieval and Gothic with the world's richest collection of Art Nouveau - over 800 buildings in this pre-WWI style. It was a Medieval Hanseatic League member and a city that has lived under Swedish, Polish, Russian Empire, Soviet and Nazi rule.Our AirBNB in Riga was quite unique as well - very medieval meets modern. It is actually an old barn (or warehouse) transformed into an apartment. Since Riga was a stopping ground for ships sailing with goods, most of the buildings (or houses) in the Old Town were doubled as warehouses, shop, and living quarters.There's a lot to see and do here so first thing's first: the free walking tour! 1 - Free Walking TourThis tour highlights St Peters Church,…

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