For accompanying persons only!
Wednesday 2 July, 15.30-17.30
Meeting point: Registration Desk in the National Library of Latvia’s new building (Mukusalas iela 3, Riga).
Riga is both the capital and the largest city in Latvia. With 693,064 inhabitants, Riga is the largest city in the Baltic states and home to more than a third of Latvia’s population. The city lies on the Gulf of Riga, at the mouth of the Daugava River.
Riga was founded in 1201 and is a former member of the Hanseatic League. The historical centre of Riga is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, noted for its Art Nouveau architecture and 19th-century wooden architecture. Riga is also the 2014 European Capital of Culture (along with Umeå in Sweden).
A guided walk through the Old Town will acquaint you with the main places of interest: explore Dome Square with its world-famous Dome Cathedral, St Peter’s Church and St Jacob’s Church, Jacob’s Kazarms, Powder Tower, Freedom Monument, the Latvian National Opera house and many other interesting tourist spots.
Riga – City of Inspiration!