Posts Tagged ‘ Riga ’

Having a bauble in the Baltic – Christmas markets out east

Dec 13th, 2013 | By

Over the last decade the three Baltic capitals have firmly established themselves as appealing Christmas market destinations. Anna Maria Espsäter gives you the low-down on this year’s markets in all three cities.

What’s hot: May 2012

May 2nd, 2012 | By

CD-Traveller tells you what’s hot and what’s not in the travel world. This month Bhutan and the Black Sea resort of Batuni get the thumbs up, but readers are advised to avoid the Big Apple’s JFK airport

Estonia: Europe’s rising star

Apr 14th, 2012 | By

Estonia has shed its reputation as a venue for stag parties and become an European mini-break destination par excellence, writes Anthony Lydekker

Latvia – Youth, architectural beauty and music

Nov 9th, 2009 | By

Youth, architectural beauty and music really stood out for us in Latvia.

Riga (the capital pop. 800,000) is a UNESCO World Heritage site due to its celebrated
streets of Art Nouveau facades mainly from 1900 to 1917 and many are apartment buildings still in use . The architecture now has its own museum: Rigas Jugendstila Centrs. A curious city feature is the hundreds of spires – not just on churches. Map reading by spire can be easier than reading street names.