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LATVIA - RIGA

RIGA:

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Location:

On the coast of Baltic Sea, the Gulf of Riga; in 570 km from St. Petersburg.

Local Time:

Hour of Greenwich +2.

City Overview:
Brief History:

1201 – the city was founded by Germans and was under the supervising of the German Teutonic order.
In the end of XIII century the confederation of small feudal states was incorporated in the important association of Baltic and North Sea commercial towns – Hanseatic league, and the important center of the occident Baltic region had been created.
1997 – the ancient part of the town was declared the “Patrimony of the Humanity” by UNESCO.

Attractions & Highlights:

The central avenues of Riga, The tower of Polvora, the hill of Baluarte, National theatre of Latvia , the museum of Beautiful Arts, the University, the Opera, the Daugava river and it’s bridges, the Lutheran cathedral with its ostentatious Domo (XIII c.) and the ancient organ, the Old Castle of Riga (XVI c.); the church of St. Peter; the ensemble of Three Brothers (medieval edifices); the church of Santiago; the edifice of The Parliament; edifices of the Art Nouveau; the Ethnographic estate in the open air (traditional rural edifices). The National park of Gauja (in 50 km from Riga).

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Tour Packages: Vilnius - Riga - Tallinn - Moscow - Saint Petersburg (15 days/14 nights)
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