Guidebook for Rīga

Krista

Guidebook for Rīga

Food Scene
A great place for a coffee and cake, and wonderful conversations. It is peaceful and right in the heart of the Old Town.
Parunāsim kafe'teeka
4 Mazā Pils iela
A great place for a coffee and cake, and wonderful conversations. It is peaceful and right in the heart of the Old Town.
Nice place for a meal.
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Fazenda
7 Nometņu iela
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Nice place for a meal.
Small cafe not far away from the apartment. One can find breakfast, lunch, cakes, coffee and other snacks there.
Lapsas Māja
Small cafe not far away from the apartment. One can find breakfast, lunch, cakes, coffee and other snacks there.
Great place for groups, meeting friends, having a good meal and, if available, live music. Located in Berga Bazars.
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Andalūzijas Suns
83 Elizabetes iela
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Great place for groups, meeting friends, having a good meal and, if available, live music. Located in Berga Bazars.
Hipstery place that offers not only coffee, but also meals, cakes and salads. There is a souvenir shop "Muhamors" just near it.
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MiiT Coffee
10 Lāčplēša iela
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Hipstery place that offers not only coffee, but also meals, cakes and salads. There is a souvenir shop "Muhamors" just near it.
Not really a "restaurant", but offers very good quality/halthy food (cooked meals, snacks, cakes, coffee) for affordable prices.
Terra
9 Blaumaņa iela
Not really a "restaurant", but offers very good quality/halthy food (cooked meals, snacks, cakes, coffee) for affordable prices.
Largest market in Europe (so they say!). Visit to buy fresh groceries - vegetables, fish, diary, etc. The local producers are located further in the outdoor market or in the halls.
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Riga Central Market
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Largest market in Europe (so they say!). Visit to buy fresh groceries - vegetables, fish, diary, etc. The local producers are located further in the outdoor market or in the halls.
Medieval restaurant - food, decoration and outfits of the staff are as it used to be in the Medieval times. You may even hear some live medieval style tunes there!
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Rozengrāls
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Medieval restaurant - food, decoration and outfits of the staff are as it used to be in the Medieval times. You may even hear some live medieval style tunes there!
Kanela konditoreja , konditoreja-kafejnica
84 Dzirnavu iela
Because muffins are always a good choice :) Nice little spot for a short break.
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Muffins and More
9 Ģertrūdes iela
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Because muffins are always a good choice :) Nice little spot for a short break.
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Fazenda Bazars , restorans
14 Baznīcas iela
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Fine dine restaurant. Among the best and oldest in Riga. The chef - Mr. Vincents - is the promoter of slow food in Latvia. Many Latvians will remember his TV show that run for years and years and always ended with a phrase: "What can be better than this?!" For reservations: http://www.restorans.lv/en/
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Vincents Restaurant
19 Elizabetes iela
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Fine dine restaurant. Among the best and oldest in Riga. The chef - Mr. Vincents - is the promoter of slow food in Latvia. Many Latvians will remember his TV show that run for years and years and always ended with a phrase: "What can be better than this?!" For reservations: http://www.restorans.lv/en/
36. Line Grill Restaurant
A small, traditional restaurant by the beach. You will probably see no tourists in the area of Jurmala.
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Kūriņš
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A small, traditional restaurant by the beach. You will probably see no tourists in the area of Jurmala.
Shopping
Food and clothing. The closest large mall reachable by car or a longer walk.
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Shopping Centre Spice
29 Lielirbes iela
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Food and clothing. The closest large mall reachable by car or a longer walk.
Clothing, groceries and cafes. Nice shopping centre in the Old Town.
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Galerija Centrs
16 Audēju iela
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Clothing, groceries and cafes. Nice shopping centre in the Old Town.
A little bit more pricey shopping mall (for Riga standards!) that hosts a good grocery store that will offer better quality or rare finds.
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Stockmann
8 13. janvāra iela
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A little bit more pricey shopping mall (for Riga standards!) that hosts a good grocery store that will offer better quality or rare finds.
Nicest/modern crafts in Riga. "La Kanna" cafe for brunch/lunch is right across the street.
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RIIJA
6/8 Tērbatas iela
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Nicest/modern crafts in Riga. "La Kanna" cafe for brunch/lunch is right across the street.
Getting Around
Plenty of transport options back to the apartment from "13. janvara iela" bus/tram stop. One can buy tickets in "Narvesen" kiosks there.
13. janvāra iela
Plenty of transport options back to the apartment from "13. janvara iela" bus/tram stop. One can buy tickets in "Narvesen" kiosks there.
This is the train stop towards "Jurmala" seaside town. If the ticket desk is closed one can buy tickets in the train. Probably the best destination in Jurmala are: Dzintari or Majori for main street with cafes and restaurants and beach. Let me know if you would like to find a place that is less busy.
Zasulauka stacija
This is the train stop towards "Jurmala" seaside town. If the ticket desk is closed one can buy tickets in the train. Probably the best destination in Jurmala are: Dzintari or Majori for main street with cafes and restaurants and beach. Let me know if you would like to find a place that is less busy.
Airport. Takes about 45min to 1h to get to/from the city centre by bus.
Lidosta "Rīga"
Airport. Takes about 45min to 1h to get to/from the city centre by bus.
Essentials
24/7 phamacy
Mēness aptieka
32 Mazā Nometņu iela
24/7 phamacy
Medium size grocery store.
Rimi
10A Mārupes iela
Medium size grocery store.
You can buy toiletries, cosmetics, detergents, etc there.
Drogas
15 Mārupes iela
You can buy toiletries, cosmetics, detergents, etc there.
I hope you do not need to visit a doctor while in Riga, but this is the most convenient private clinic in case you do need: http://ars-med.lv/en/ If possible (not urgent), rather make a call for an appointment.
Ars , sabiedriba
5 Skolas iela
I hope you do not need to visit a doctor while in Riga, but this is the most convenient private clinic in case you do need: http://ars-med.lv/en/ If possible (not urgent), rather make a call for an appointment.
Hairdressers, mani&pedi, beauty treatments, massages, and a sports centre. Located on the 5th floor of shopping mall "Galerija Centrs". Good level of service and very often you will be able to make an appointment on a short notice. The also have many branches across Riga if required. For appointments: http://www.kolonna.com/en/our-services/
KOLONNA DAY SPA Domina
Hairdressers, mani&pedi, beauty treatments, massages, and a sports centre. Located on the 5th floor of shopping mall "Galerija Centrs". Good level of service and very often you will be able to make an appointment on a short notice. The also have many branches across Riga if required. For appointments: http://www.kolonna.com/en/our-services/
Parks & Nature
I love this park. A calm place between Old Town and Art Noveau/Jugendstil quartier.
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Kronvalda Park
12 Kalpaka bulvāris
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I love this park. A calm place between Old Town and Art Noveau/Jugendstil quartier.
Great place to spend with kids. Check what is on before you go: http://www.botanika.lu.lv/eng/
Jardin botanique de l'Université de Lettonie
2 Kandavas iela
Great place to spend with kids. Check what is on before you go: http://www.botanika.lu.lv/eng/
Nearest park. Space to chill after a longer day.
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Uzvaras parks
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Nearest park. Space to chill after a longer day.
Best place to go for the beach if you require also some cafes and restaurants. Please ask me for less touristy/secret spots :)
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Majori
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Best place to go for the beach if you require also some cafes and restaurants. Please ask me for less touristy/secret spots :)
Great place to spend a day outdoors. To see very old architecture, find some souvenirs and a traditional restaurant. Often, especially during summer, it hosts markets and events. Bus Nr 1 will take you there if you don't have a car. Check what's on before you decide to go: http://www.brivdabasmuzejs.lv/lv/language
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The Ethnographic Open-Air Museum of Latvia
21 Brīvdabas iela
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Great place to spend a day outdoors. To see very old architecture, find some souvenirs and a traditional restaurant. Often, especially during summer, it hosts markets and events. Bus Nr 1 will take you there if you don't have a car. Check what's on before you decide to go: http://www.brivdabasmuzejs.lv/lv/language
Great for a day out in nature. The area has an old castle, a park, forest, small caves and river Gauja with a small beach down in the valley.
Turaida Castle
10 Turaidas iela
Great for a day out in nature. The area has an old castle, a park, forest, small caves and river Gauja with a small beach down in the valley.
If you have forgotten how an absolutely calm, quiet and pure place feels, this is a great place to visit. You will need to drive through a forest road to reach the lake, from there take a walk as per indications and be not afraid to go into the meadows to see the horses. P.S. There are a bunch of fisherman villages along the road from Riga to Engure lake that offer freshly cooked fish and local produce. Also, stop at Plienciems for a white, sandy less crowded beach (off the main road and through the village)
Engures ezera dabas parka fonds
If you have forgotten how an absolutely calm, quiet and pure place feels, this is a great place to visit. You will need to drive through a forest road to reach the lake, from there take a walk as per indications and be not afraid to go into the meadows to see the horses. P.S. There are a bunch of fisherman villages along the road from Riga to Engure lake that offer freshly cooked fish and local produce. Also, stop at Plienciems for a white, sandy less crowded beach (off the main road and through the village)
Sightseeing
Art Noveau/Jugenstil quartier. Must see in Riga for architecture lovers. A few of the nicest restaurants/cafes are located there too.
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Albert Street
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Art Noveau/Jugenstil quartier. Must see in Riga for architecture lovers. A few of the nicest restaurants/cafes are located there too.
See Riga from above! Wonderful spot for sightseeing.
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St. Peter's Church
19 Skārņu iela
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See Riga from above! Wonderful spot for sightseeing.
Drinks & Nightlife
Located on the 26th floor of a hotel. Offers great views over Riga. Great cocktails, party music and international crowds. It charges a small entrance fee that includes a welcome drink.
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Skyline bar
55 Elizabetes iela
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Located on the 26th floor of a hotel. Offers great views over Riga. Great cocktails, party music and international crowds. It charges a small entrance fee that includes a welcome drink.
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B-bars
2 Doma laukums
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