Tourism in Latvia and the top 10 tourist destinations we advise you to visit

Tourism in Latvia and the top 10 tourist destinations we advise you to visit

 Latvia is one of the preferred tourist destinations in Europe with its high-quality tourist facilities and pristine beaches on the Baltic Sea, as well as the best tourist sites in Latvia with cultural and historical riches, natural sports areas, and well-appointed campsites that host tourists from all over the world in summer and winter In addition to special music festivals.


The most important information about Latvia

Latvia is located on the Baltic Sea in northern Europe, with a population of 1.9 million. It has been a member of the European Union since 2004. Its capital, cultural center, and largest city are Riga. It has land borders with Lithuania, Russia, and Belarus, and it has a sea border with Sweden.

Riga is the country\’s most visited tourist destination with its medieval buildings, historic streets, art galleries, impressive bridges, and antique churches.

The capital emerges as one of the most beautiful cities in Europe with its carefully preserved historical atmosphere, and Jurmala, another important tourist city in the country, is very active especially in summer with its historical sites and beaches of more than 30 kilometers.

50% of the country\’s land consists of forests and green spaces, and it is also one of the most nature-friendly countries, and citizens attach great importance to protecting nature and the sea, as there are more than 12 thousand rivers and more than 3000 lakes in the country, which also attracts attention with its natural wonders such as Venta Waterfall, the largest waterfall in Europe.

Because of the richness of nature, the most popular activities in the country are boat trips, nature walks, fishing, and camping.

Latvia has a harsh continental climate where the winter months are snowy and cold, the summer months are hot with an average of 23 degrees, and there are severe colds of -15 and -20 degrees, especially in the winter months.

When it rains heavily in the autumn months, the temperature differences between night and day are also high, and in summer, the days can be hot and the nights cool.

In the capital, Riga, the average annual temperature is 7 degrees and the amount of precipitation per square meter is 780 mm.

The best time to visit Latvia\’s top tourist spots is during the warm spring and summer, when the country\’s nature, famous for its natural beauty, comes alive.

Things to pay attention to before visiting the best tourist spots in Latvia

– You can use all the beaches in Latvia for free, but smoking is strictly prohibited on the beaches.

– Discover the historical and natural beauty of the city by joining the free tours organized in Riga on February 21, World Tour Guide Day.

– In Latvia, where crime rates are low, we still recommend that you do not take a lot of cash and valuables with you to outdoor festivals, beaches, and campgrounds.

– You can go to banks to exchange currency as banks across the country are open from Monday to Friday from 09:00 to 16:00.

Consumption of cigarettes and alcoholic beverages is prohibited in public places throughout Latvia, and walking on the grass is prohibited in some cities.

In an emergency, you can call 112 for free.

The best tourist sites in Latvia

Here are the top tourist spots in Latvia that you must visit.

1. Old Town Center

As in many European cities, the historical center of the city is one of the most ideal places to start exploring the capital, Riga. You can wander the cobbled streets of this area closed to car traffic and there are many hotels, restaurants, and cafes here as well.

2. Peter\’s Church Street

The church, one of the most famous buildings in the city, dates back to the old city history and you can also go up to the church and see the view from the top.

3. The house of blackheads

This magnificent building, which is one of the best tourist spots in Latvia and among the first stops for tourists coming to the city, is located in the center of Riga and is one of the most ideal photo spots in the city.

4. Statue of Liberty

A female figure holding 3 stars in her hand, represents the country\’s independence. This monument is in the center of the capital, Riga.

5. The Magnificent Palace Cinema

If you are interested in historical cinema, do not leave the city without seeing this place, because, from the moment you enter the cinema, you will feel as if you are traveling in different times and eras with its historical atmosphere and decoration.

6. Dome Cathedral

The cathedral, which is one of the most important symbols of Riga, is famous for its organ performances that take place at certain times, and it is also one of the best tourist sites in Latvia.

7. Firmanis Garden

If you want to spend some time somewhere greener and quieter, you can divert your route here, and the park is also a meeting point for chess lovers.

8. The Three Brothers Buildings

You can watch the tourists take pictures in front of these three buildings, which are the most famous and oldest houses in Riga, and you can join them.

9. Junior Street

While walking around the city center, you can see the cute cafes and restaurants on this street and take a lunch break.

10. Pastelkang

In the park, which is known as one of the most beautiful in both the capital city of Riga and the whole of Latvia, you can see people walking and exercising almost every hour of the day. The locks on the garden walls also show loyalty among those who visit this place and their lovers.

How to move between different regions of the country

Public transport in Latvian cities is very common and inexpensive, with trams, buses, rickshaws, and shared taxis starting service from 05:00 in the morning.

Taxis are affordable across the country, but most taxis charge extra for baggage, and the average cost for a day car rental is €35.

Road networks cover all cities and towns of the country, and in almost every city there is a modern bus station serving passengers, domestic flights also have a wide route in Latvia and it is possible to reach many cities with a journey of 1-2 hours.

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