Have you heard of a city called Riga? Where is Riga? Why is Riga important this year?
The capital and largest city of Latvia on the Gulf of Riga, an inlet of the Baltic Sea bordering on Latvia and Estonia. Founded as a trading post on a site originally inhabited by Baltic tribes, the city became a member of the Hanseatic League in 1282 and later passed to Poland (1581), Sweden (1621), and Russia (1710). Population: 722,000.
The definition of Riga from some Internet dictionaries may seem very fancy. It might be a very lovely city to spend your free time since there are beautiful places to visit, wonderful Jugendstil style buildings to see, clean sea to bath and nice people to meet. The perks of visiting Latvia is that the most people are bilingual. The tourist has to know either the basics of English or Russian to make others understand them.
What is LIVE RĪGA 2014?
This year, 2014, Riga is the capital city of Europe’s culture. In honor of this title, there are many organizations who have came together to plan cultural activities in Riga for the whole year when Riga has the title “Capital city of Europe’s culture”.
If you are interested to spend your summer in quality but you don’t know where, then there is a chance that Riga is the right answer for you!