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.
Riga, the Latvian capital is located on the Baltic Sea, boasting charming towns, an awesome food scene with family-run local restaurants and fine-dine contemporary eateries, bustling city squares, and cultural centres. The city is best known for its iconic architecture and is recognised to have Europe’s finest collection of art nouveau buildings. Old Town Riga is where you can admire some of the city’s finest examples of architecture including St Peter’s Church and the Riga Cathedral.
Book a city break to Riga with Brightsun and look forward to exploring parks and gardens for a welcome respite. The city’s green spaces are pristine and relaxed, with favourites such as Bastejkalna, aka Bastion Hill featuring flower beds and a winding canal, the Botanical Gardens on the outskirts of the city, and Mezaparks, one of Riga’s few forested regions with scenic walking and cycling trails, concert performances, playgrounds, and sports activities.
Riga has a prime location perfect for day trips. Jurmala, aka the Pearl of Latvia is a resort town west of the city which offers a beach escape with a long stretch of golden sands. You can reach Jurmala in less than an hour from Riga, whether it be by car or train. Also situated less than an hour away from Riga is the Kemeri National Park, home to forested nature trails, lush meadows with birdwatching opportunities, and glistening lakes.
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