Please be aware that Daylight Saving Time
(DST) changes in Riga do not necessarily occur on the same date every year.
In Riga, DST starts on the last Sunday in March and ends on the last Sunday in October.
Facts About Riga
Information for Travelers
Riga, the capital of Latvia, is located at the mouth of the Daugava on the Baltic Sea.
This is the largest city of the three Baltic states and is home to a third of Latvia's total population.
The city is also known for its wooden buildings, Art Nouveau architecture and medieval old town.
The latter is only accessible to pedestrians and includes numerous shops and restaurants.
Today, there is a youthful vitality in Riga that shines through in its buzzing nightlife, trendy restaurants and thriving alternative scene.
The city is also the bustling Livu Square, with its bars and nightclubs.
Riga is considered a cultural center and has many museums and concert halls.
The city has an absorbing history to discover as a member of the Medieval Hanseatic League.
This is a city that lived under Swedish, Polish, Russian, Soviet and Nazi rule.
The old town, Vecrīga, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site with labyrinthine streets, medieval churches and guild halls.
And when Riga surpassed its medieval walls at the turn of the 20th century, there was a spectacular burst of creativity that left the city with more than 800 Art Nouveau buildings, more than any other city in the world.
Read about Riga in Wikipedia