High style meets history in Latvia’s cool capital city Riga
Live it up in with a stay at one of Radisson Blu’s city centre hotels in Riga – perfect for exploring Riga’s memorable attractions and impressive Art Nouveau architecture!
The Radisson Blu Elizabete Hotel, Riga offers fashionable, boutique styling with all the amenities of a five-star luxury hotel. Offering 228 chic rooms and suites, this Riga hotel’s location is perfect for exploring the heart of the city. Near boutique shops, restaurants and exciting nightlife, guests at this Riga hotel also enjoy access to charming Old Town, with its famous German art nouveau architecture.
The Radisson Blu Hotel Latvija in Riga is a defining landmark on the city”s skyline and the largest business and conference hotel in the Baltics. In addition to spacious, modern rooms and suites, guests at this hotel in Riga city center will enjoy its contemporary restaurant with lunch and dinner buffets, three trendy and stylish bars with great city views and a vibrant nightclub.
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The eclectic central market is housed in a series of former zeppelin hangars. The crowds come here for a bit of everything, from meat and cheese to traditional crafts.
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RIGA ART NOUVEAU MUSEUM
The city’s Art Nouveau district boasts the highest concentration of this dramatic architectural style in the world. The museum is, in itself, a fine example, and contains a beautiful and grand circular staircase that takes visitors through to the exhibits.
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GRAND PALACE HOTEL
This former aristocrat’s home is the most elegant place to stay in town. Rooms are classically decorated and hark back to a gracious time before minimalist-inclined hoteliers decided that your light switch was an unnecessary creature comfort.
RIGAS BALZAMS BAR
The Latvian national drink, black balsam, is a herbal concoction that is said to cure all ills. Unlikely though it seems, this unassuming bar is where the city’s glam crowd flocks on a Friday night for the best black mojitos.
Fashion bloggers have long spotted some of the best examples of street style in Riga, a city with a free-spirited, creative attitude that is rarely seen in the main fashion centres. Behind enormous wooden doors in a hip, industrial-looking space, the line-up of labels at this boutique reads like a who’s who of Latvian designers.
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Baltic food may be characterised by a love of potatoes, meat and cabbage, but in Riga imaginative chefs are upping the ante with haute Latvian cuisine. All the produce used at this slow-food restaurant comes from local organic farms.
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