Beach resorts in Riga

Riga has many visitor attractions, the principal ones being the medieval city centre itself with its cobbled courtyards and narrow streets; the 13th century Dome Cathedral, the largest church in the Baltic; St Peter's Church with a 123m high tower; and the Latvian Museum of Occupation which documents the recent history of both Riga and Latvia.

There are several major tourist attractions in the area around Riga, including a string of seaside beach resorts known collectively as Jurmala.

There is a the extensive Guaja National Park with a well maintained network of nature trails and adventure sports, and Rundale Palace and museum which houses outstanding examples of rococo and baroque art and artifacts and has notable formal gardens.

Riga has a relatively new airport about 8km from the city centre and also has good road and rail connections, though rail lines connect mainly with countries to the east. There is also a ferry port with regular services to Germany, Sweden and Finland. The city has an extensive tram and bus network.