30 Sep '15, 8pm

Ten Things To Do In Riga #Riga #Travel #Latvia #WanderLust @velvetescape

, one of the three Baltic nations in northern Europe. Situated on the Gulf of Riga, at the mouth of the Daugava River, Riga can trace its roots back to the 2nd century A.D. when it was settled by the Livs, an ancient Finnish tribe. It quickly grew into an important trading centre due to its favourable location at the Gulf of Riga. As the settlement grew and became more wealthy, regional powerhouses fought for influence over Riga. Throughout the centuries, Riga was occupied by, amongst others, Sweden, Russia and Germany. These days, Riga is a bustling city with a historic centre that gained UNESCO World Heritage status in 1997. I spent three days exploring this gorgeous city and I was hooked! With its beautiful architecture, fascinating museums, leafy parks, cozy cafés and top-notch restaurants, Riga is perfect for a city break! Here are ten things to do in Riga:

Full article: http://velvetescape.com/2015/09/things-to-do-in-riga/

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