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Residents: Riga needs its own Eiffel Tower
04.04.2012 | BBN
53% of Latvia residents say that Tallinn is the most tourist-friendly city in the Baltic states. Riga ranks the second (36%), but Vilnius the third (11%).
The capital of Latvia - Riga - is the largest city in the Baltics and has been an important Viking trade center since the 12th century.
This country on the shores of the Baltic Sea lies on fertile plains covered by vast swathes of forest. Once part of the USSR, Latvia gained its independence on Aug. 21, 1991. The nation has one of the...
Ah, Latvia. Still undisturbed by mass tourism, this small Baltic nation is working hard to shed its dreary image from Soviet times.
Rigaprovides the visitor with a wealth of experiences from its lively nightlife and international cuisine, to its medieval streets and fascinating architecture.