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Latvia is a beautiful country situated on the Baltic Sea, believed to be one of the greenest nations in Europe with forested landscapes, pristine parks and gardens, and national parks which protect native fauna and flora. There are also blissful beaches to explore in Latvia, including Jurmala and the coastline of Ventspils. Imagine the backdrop photos you can take! Take advantage of our cheap city breaks to Latvia and look forward to the ultimate Baltic adventure.

Another major highlight of Latvia is its food scene; there’s all sorts of exotic dishes to sample. Must try local specialities include kvass, homemade rye bread, beetroot soup, and potato pancakes. Your taste buds will thank you! Once your stomach is satisfied, you can begin to explore the sightseeing gems of this country. There are plenty of architectural marvels to witness, from art nouveau buildings to medieval castles.

The best part of Latvia is that it’s still relatively unexplored, so is considered as a hidden gem. The country has a rich heritage with lots of traditions still practiced today, and its cultural routes has influenced everything from its architecture to its food and daily customs. The best way to immerse yourself in Latvian culture is to visit Riga, the Latvian capital, home to a charming Old Town with heritage sites and museums galore.

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Riga, the capital city of Latvia, is a beautiful and charming holiday destination located in the heart of the Baltic region, offering a unique blend of history, culture, and modernity. Known for its picturesque Old Town, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Riga has plenty of attractions for visitors to explore, including medieval, Gothic, and Art Nouveau architecture, world-class museums, delicious cuisine, and a lively nightlife scene. The city is also surrounded by beautiful nature, with nearby forests, beaches, and parks to explore. Whether you're interested in history, art, food, or simply enjoying a relaxing break, Riga is an excellent choice for a holiday destination.

Currency: You’ll be spending Euros.

Language: The official language of Latvia is Latvian, which is spoken by the majority of the population, though Russian is often used as a second language. English is widely spoken by people working in the tourism industry and by younger generations who have learned them in school.

Local Time: Two hours ahead of GMT. 

Flight Time from the UK: Approximately two-and-a-half hours from London.

Tourist Information: Visit the official Latvia tourist information site for lots of helpful information regarding upcoming events, where to go, what to do, and how to get around.

Health/Travel Restrictions: To travel to Ireland, British citizens need a valid passport. For up-to-date travel advice and health recommendations visit the government’s travel advice for Latvia.

Other FAQs:

Q: What is Latvia famous for?

A: Latvia’s history, architecture, and magnificent landscape are all noteworthy, but a quirkier fact about the country is that it is home to some of the world’s fastest Wi-Fi speeds!

Q: Is Latvia expensive?

A: No, Latvia is relatively inexpensive and considered to be good value.


Q: Is Latvia safe to visit on holiday?

A: It's generally safe, but visitors should be wary of potential petty street crime and pickpockets in tourist areas.

Q: When is the best time to visit Latvia?

A: During the summer months when the weather is warm and sunny, and outdoor activities and festivals are plentiful. However, visitors should be prepared for occasional rain showers and cooler temperatures in the evenings.

Visitors to Riga can explore the Old Town, a UNESCO World Heritage site, and admire its stunning architecture, including the medieval Riga Castle and the Gothic St. Peter's Church. For a bit of culture, visit the Latvian National Museum of Art, which houses an impressive collection of Latvian and European art, or take in a show at the Latvian National Opera, which offers a wide range of performances throughout the year. Foodies will be advised to experience the local food scene with a visit to the Central Market, one of the largest and most diverse markets in Europe. Alternatively, take a stroll along the banks of the Daugava River and enjoy the beautiful views of the city. History buffs can learn about Latvian history at the Museum of the Occupation, which documents the country's experience under Soviet and Nazi occupation, or visit the Riga Motor Museum, which houses a large collection of vintage and modern cars. Take a day trip to the nearby seaside resort town of Jurmala, with its beautiful beaches and Art Nouveau architecture, or experience the country's natural beauty with a visit to Gauja National Park, which offers stunning forests, rivers, and caves to explore, as well as the castle ruins in Cesis.

Latvia has four distinct seasons. The weather can be unpredictable, with changes in temperature and rainfall occurring frequently. Summer, from June to August, is the warmest season in Latvia, with average temperatures ranging from 18°C to 23°C (64°F to 73°F). Autumn, from September to November, is cooler and wetter, with temperatures ranging from 5°C to 16°C (41°F to 61°F). Winter, from December to February, is cold, with temperatures ranging from -6°C to 0°C (21°F to 32°F). Snowfall is common, especially in the eastern part of the country. Spring, from March to May, is mild, with temperatures ranging from 2°C to 13°C (36°F to 55°F). 

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