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|Riga city centre|
|Riga International Airport (RIX): 7 mi from city centre|
Capital of Latvia, Riga is a stunner and well worth a visit. Searching for cheap flights to Riga International Airport (RIX)? For the cheapest fares, stick to low cost airlines like airBaltic which departs from London Gatwick or Ryanair which departs from 5 UK airports.
Riga is becoming increasingly popular as a city break destination. The best time to plan a holiday in Riga is from June to September when the weather is warm, flight prices tend to rise then too. Winters tend to be very cold with little daylight.z
Direct flights to Riga take 2 hours 40 minutes from London.
Riga's German Art Nouveau architecture is some of the finest in the world. The city's old town and historical important attract many but what keeps them coming back is certainly the city's great nightlife and social scene.
Town Square: Many buildings in this area could be from Rome, Paris or Berlin. Don't miss the town hall, the House of Blackheads, the Statue of Roland and St. Peter's Church. The Porcelain Museum and the Museum of the Occupation of Latvia are noteworthy as well.
Central Market: Located right next to the train station, this is the best place to pick up souvenirs like amber or hand-knit woollen mittens. In the summer, fresh fruits and vegetables are in abundance and so tasty!
Freedom Monument: This is a national symbol of Latvia and an important stop while making a tour of Riga. It was erected during Latvia's first independence movement but was never taken down by the Soviets.
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There are at least a dozen backpackers and youth hostels in Riga offering plenty of choice for budget travellers. Mid-range hotels in Riga are mostly located in the old town area, perfect for city sightseeing and late nights out.