The pearl of the Baltic States, Riga, never stops fascinating tourists with its permanent charisma and rich architectural collection. The first thing that catches the eye during a highlight tour of the Latvian capital is the original Jugendstil buildings. It amounts a third of the houses in the city centre.
Old Riga still attracts tourists with the Riga Cathedral, the adjacent square, and the lively central market. Architectural masterpieces of the past centuries easily get along here with manifestations of modern urban culture, including twenty-four-hour ATMs and cyber cafes.
English-speaking guides will definitely offer you to visit the Riga Jugendstil Museum. The collection of artefacts of the early 20th century is just fascinating. It is interesting that the museum is situated in the house of the architect-innovator K. Pēkšēns - the author of more than 200 original projects of multi-storey buildings in Riga.
Your tour program will be incomplete if you do not include other architectural landmarks of the Latvian capital:
Few people know that Riga has been famous for its cozy coffee houses for a long time. Excurzilla advises guests of the city to look in one of them. Skilled Latvian baristas will be happy to treat you to a portion of freshly brewed latte.