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Infographic Guide to Riga v.1

RIGA 如 O O OU FLIGHTS FROM Amsterdam Helsinki Prague Ashgabat Istanbul Rijeka Athens Kiev Rome Baku Larnaca St. Petersburg Barcelona Liverpool Stockholm Bergen London Tallinn Berlin Malta Tashkent Brussels Manchester Tbilisi Bucharest Milan Tel Aviv Budapest Minsk Venice Copenhagen Moscow Vienna Corfu Munich Vilnius Dublin Nice Warsaw Dubrovnik Oslo Zurich Frankfurt Paris Hamburg 3rd largest city on the Baltic Sea after Stockholm and St. Petersburg Historical centre of Riga is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, noted for its Art Nouveau/Jugendstil architecture and 19th century wooden architecture. 641,007 POPULATION (2015) BUSSES FROM Tallinn 15 Vilnius 15 Minsk 23 St. Petersburg 30 Warsaw 32 Moscow 55 Berlin 42 Kiev 58 10h 307.17 km? CITY AREA SIZE +371 € INTERNATIONAL CURRENCY DIALLING CODE 000 TRAINS FROM Jurmala 1.5 30 min Daugavpils 7. 3 hrs Minsk 67 13 hrs Moscow 65 17 hrs St. Petersburg 90 17 hrs Stockholm € 120 / 15 hrs AVERAGE PRICES 8° TRANSPORT TRAIN € 3 per 100 km PUBLIC TRANSPORT € 1,20 per ride BIKE € 0,90 per 30 min TAXI € 0,70 per 1 km • 24/7 service with more than 250 bicycles available across 28 rental stations Taxi remains the most popular and • Convenient way to rent a bike by convenient way of transport, as it is Phone, App, Internet. fast and relatively cheap. • 30 min ride - 0,90 EUR Average ride would cost below 10 Additional 30 min - 0,90 EUR EUR within city limits, but note that 24h rental - 9 EUR getting a taxi by phone is much cheaper than catching it on the street. LODGING TO 0 000 omo o omol O000 MO O O *** **** CAMPING HOSTEL B&B НOTEL € 3 € 10 € 25 € 40 EAT & DRINK BEET SOUP (BORSCHT) Borscht is a soup of Ukrainian origin that is popular in many Eastern and Central European cuisines, with beetroot being the main ingredient alongside beef, lard, cabbage, carrots, celeriac, onions, potatoes, mushrooms, tomato paste, parsley, chives, dill and bay leaves. DARK RYE BREAD CARAWAY CHEESE Dark bread made from rye is Cheese with caraway seeds, traditionally considered to be the staple of served at midsummer solstice celebrations. the Latvian diet. Used along Loved by the nation and can be consumed with with a second dish or just as a beers, bread or just on its own. Must try! base for a sandwich. KVASS Kvass is a traditional Slavic and Eastern European fermented beverage commonly made from black or regular rye bread, which contributes to the colour. This drink is definitely one of the most popular soft drinks in Latvia and can be found both on tap and bottles. RIGA BLACK BALSAM It is a thick black alcoholic herbal drink which has been produced since 1700. The exact recipe is a closely guarded secret, but some of the ingredients include ginger, oak bark, bitter orange peel and cognac. It is consumed either with coffee, vodka or on its own. PLACES TO SEE & VISIT HOUSE OF THE BLACKHEADS Called Schwarzhäupterhaus in German, built in 14th Century as a guild for unmarried German merchants in Riga. It has been turned to ruins during the Second World War, and finally reconstructed in the late 90's. The House has many ornaments and looks particularly special during the night time. ST. PETERS CHURCH Lutheran church dedicated to Saint Peter and located in the very heart of Old Riga. The tower has an elevator that allows visitors a view of Riga from a height of 72 meters (236 ft). RIGA DOME CATHEDRAL Riga Cathedral is the Evangelical Lutheran Cathedral and is the seat of the Archbishop of Riga. The Riga Cathedral is one of the most recognizable landmarks in Latvia, its well known for its Pipe Organ, which plays 116 voices, 124 stops, 144 ranks, and 6718 pipes. It includes 18 combinations and General Crescendo. You can enjoy a great 360° view of Riga from the observation deck on the tower top level floor. ■ 図 THE ACADEMY OF SCIENCES It is the official science academy of Latvia and an association of the country's foremost scientists. The academy was founded as the Latvian SSR Academy of Sciences, the building is decorated with several hammers and sickles as well as Latvian folk ornaments and motifs. Being 108 meters (354 ft) tall, it was the first skyscraper in the republic and the tallest building until the construction of the Swedbank Headquarters in Latvia (121 meters, 397 ft). LIDO The LIDO Recreation Centre at Krasta Street 76 is one of the most attractive public catering enterprises in Europe, and one of the most favourite places for family recreation in Riga. Various tasty dishes, LIDO beer on tap, live music every evening, and celebration of national festivities with gorgeous decorations and concerts! O xxxxXXXXX O'O 00 图 RIGA CENTRAL MARKET Perfect place to get closer to Latvian culture and traditions. Merchants will offer typical products and unique flavors of Latvia. Riga Central Market is Europe's largest market and bazaar that has been included in UNESCO World Heritage Site list in 1998 together with Old Riga. 00 00 SOURCES RIGA INFOGRAPHIC - VOL.1 CREATED WITH IN RIGA R8

Infographic Guide to Riga v.1

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Get a brief overview of a wonderful city of Riga and find out about interesting things to see, food to try, ways of getting around or costs to stay in this cozy infographic.


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