Riga, Latvia… A gothic historical city with a modern touch
After arriving to Riga’s Old City Center and getting a glimpse of its modern part trough the bus that we took from the cruise port terminal to the Riga Palace, we were astonished!
The enormous monument that firstly caught our attention in the city center which is recognized as world heritage by the UNESCO, was the city hall square.
The more we walked, the more we realized that Riga’s architectural charm was implicit in every corner that we turned our heads to.
It really is something amazing! It’s size surely impacted us, but the fact that it said 1727 in it could show its old story printed all over it and its surroundings.
Riga is famous for its gothic architecture and also its art nouveau. The difference between old and new Riga is really evident.
We decided to just stay in the old part of the city, and we walked around its cobbled stones streets, observing it’s different buildings. Some of them were truly majestic like the Barikades and the Latvija Kara Muzejs, while we could perceive the traces of oldness and Soviet legacy still around the place.
There were street vendors selling mostly Amber and wool, and cafes and shops all over.
Our visit to Riga was short and pleasant! It truly does have amazing buildings like the famous one with the cat on top… It turns out that Riga is famous for its black cats on its architecture.
We were mainly amazed by its churches and its mixed style which evoked a rich and old history.
Jaime and Beca (us) are a young couple who is eager for traveling... we have managed to travel to places that we never could have imagined! Being all of them, a unique experience that is impossible to forget. The name of the blog comes out from our first travel together, in which right about to start our honeymoon, Jaime was denied the opportunity to board the plane, because his US visa was expired... and it was then when all of our crazy travel adventures began!
Despite the fact that we have a toddler, Jack, we have not limited ourselves from getting out there and getting to know more cultures and places every time that it is possible. We love to visit the local supermarkets to get a better grasp of how are locals behaving grocery-wise, and of course we never skip the typical eating in the place of destination! What can we do? We love food and we love to eat! The best part is that Jack has become an excellent travel companion, he loves to try new foods and he is as excited as we are about traveling! If we have to wake up early in the morning he is the first to have a smile and be excited to know what we are going to explore during the day! We hope you will enjoy our adventures, and become a part of them while reading this.
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