Latvia my first Baltic State Visited

Back in 2010, in the summer low-cost Airline Ryanair had its first connection from Charleroi Belgium to Riga the capital of Latvia. I didn’t have much plans for the summer holiday so I decided to book a ticket to Latvia and visit my first Baltic country. When visiting the Baltic states people tend to visit all 3 of them at once. After Latvia, a year later in 2011 I visited Lithuania and a year after that Estonia on a daytrip from Helsinki with the ferry. I only spend time in the Old Town across the bridge where the touristic sites are.
It’s easy to walk around in the Old Town, you don’t need a map, everything is nearby.
The charming architectural buildings, the many churches and the little streets, some with cobbled stones makes it a place worth just wandering around.

View from my Hotel, always know what time it is in Riga

View from my Hotel, always know what time it is in Riga

Latvian Flag on my boat cruisin the Daugava River

Latvian Flag on my boat cruisin the Daugava River

Churches

Churches

Orthodox Cathedral

Orthodox Cathedral

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The St Peter's Church

The St Peter’s Church – It’s possible to go to the top and have great view over Riga

View from St Peter's church over the Old Town and Daugava River

View from St Peter’s church over the Old Town and Daugava River

View from St Peter's Church over City square

View from St Peter’s Church over City square

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Blackheads House Riga

Black Cat House

Black Cat House

Test Monitor - Art in Riga :)

Test Monitor – Art in Riga 🙂

Cobbled Stone street in Old Town

Cobbled Stone street in Old Town

Freedom Monument

Freedom Monument

Russian souvenirs

Russian souvenirs

 

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