Cheap Flights to Latvia
Flights to Latvia
Latvia, a European state situated on the Baltic Sea coast, is nestled between Estonia and Lithuania and shares a border with Russia to the east and Belarus to the south east. It is a country that irresistible and full of sinful pleasures every travellers should have a taste of. One of the three Baltic states, Latvia is beautifully landscaped with lush Gauja Valley Pines and dotted with domed architectural wonders across local towns.
The most popular destination in Latvia would have to be it’s capital city, Riga. It is a World Heritage Site and the largest city in the Baltic states. Riga is where one would find the world’s largest concentration of German Art Nouveau architecture or Jugendstil. It is considered to be one of Europe’s most beautiful cities and continues to be grow in popularity thanks to its historical significance and bustling nightlife.
When planning a holiday in Latvia, travellers would be spoilt for choices on places to go and sights to see. Here are just a few of more popular tourist destinations in Latvia to add to the itinerary and should not be missed:
Cesis Castle – Founded by the Knights of the Sword in 1208, the castle is considered to be one of the most dominant features in its namesake city, Cesis. The Cesis Castle’s most defining features are the two stout castles and the Cesis History and Art Museum which is connected to the castle. The connected Cesis Exhibition House showcases temporary exhibits of art and chamber-music concerts.
Central Market – Located in the capital city of Riga, the Central Market is probably the most popular tourist destinaton in the city. Considered to be an icon in Riga, visitors to the Central Market can enjoy shopping for fresh produce, novelty items and sample the local delicacies over a cup of cofee. Over 2,00 vendors sell their wares in the area.
Riga Art Nouveau Centre – Completely restored to resemble a 1920’s middle-class apartment, the Riga Art Nouveau Centre used to be the home of Constantines Peksens. The center was designed completely by geometric frecoes and stained glasses. It houses rounded furniture and a still-functioning olden stove. Before stepping into the centre, take some time to view and wonder at the intricate façade of the building with its carved faces and ornate designs.
St. Nicholas Maritime Cathedral – This breathtakingly beautiful cathedral is a contrast to Karosta’s dominantly bleak architecture. Built in 1901, the St. Nicholas Maritime Cathedral has a distinctly ornate architecture complete with bulbous cupolas, gilded domes and four crossed arch vaults. It is reminiscent to Russian Orthodox Churches from the 17th century. The cathedral’s intricate decorations were stripped and replaced by cinema and sports equipment for some time until it was fully restored in the 1990s.
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