- one of the most beautiful and ancient cities in Europe, the capital of the Republik of Latvia.
Riga is located in the crossroads between the West and the East. It had
lived through the German, Swedish, Polish and Russian times. It has always preserved its own unique features and taken the best out of every epoch and culture in the long run of the centuries.
With obvious reason Riga is regarded as the Metropolis of Art Nouveau
because nowhere else in the world one can find find such a coexistence of neo-romanticism, rationalism and gothic examples in architecture. Those buildings have taken up more that a third of the City center.
European specialists have also highly appreciated Riga`s wooden houses
, their unrepeatable place in the world cultural heritage context.
People, of course, are one of the City`s major values. They will always kindly meet you in our native town, showing the best of the culture and entertainment.
If you are looking for business in Eastern Europe, Riga is the right place.
When arriving in Riga you will also be able to feel its creative spirit, and you will desire to return as anybody who has ever visiting this wounderful City.
Riga is often called the entertainment Mecca of the Baltics
with its mushrooming clubs, casinos and discos. It has always been famous for its bohemian moods since the Soviet times and now it is only becoming more cosmopolitan and sophisticated. Each taste or mood can be satisfated with an appropriate club or bar. The night out often starts at the favourite meeting point of Rigans since the 30ies - the Laima clock. It continues in one of the Old Town bars - Irish and British pubs being very popular and always crowded. You can choose from mega-discos like club "Essential" and stylish house club "Nautilus" to more underground clubs like "Metro" or "Pulkviedim Neviens Neraksta". Then there is also something for live music lovers - Latvian rock or
international jazz and blues ("Cita Opera", "Cetri Balti Krekli", "Hamlets", etc.).
The image would not be compelete without mentioning the hot adult entertainment and gambling options - numerous exciting erotic shows and casinos will keep your eyes wide open all the night long. Most of the venues concentrate in the Old Town, with the exception of the bigger clubs. Keep in mind that as in all cities, safety precautions are adviser when out late at night.