Riga is an amazing place for tourism, vacations
as well as for business visits. The city often mentioned as
"Paris of the North" is well known for its architectural and cultural
values. Riga straddles the Daugava river, about 15 km ( 9 mi ) from its mouth in the south-eastern corner of
the Gulf of Riga. Centuries-old German buildings are strewn throughout
the historic quarter of Vecriga ( Old Riga ), and taking the lift up to
the spire of St Peter's Church for an aerial view of the neighborhood
is one of the highlights of a visit. Riga Castle dates from 1330, when
it was built as the headquarters of the Livonian Order. Nowadays it is the
home of Latvia's president.
Today there are 28 museums, 7 professional theaters , 12 cinemas, 4
concert halls as well as the circus and zoo in Riga. Every year many
cultural activities take place in Riga: some of the examples include
the Days of Art, the assembly of Vanguard Fashion, the 'Arsenals' film
festival, the Nation Folk Song and Dance Festival. Besides, there are
277 amateur art groups in the city.
Every year thousands of tourists from various countries of the world
visit Riga. Both the advantageous geographical position and cultural
potential enable the city to become a flourishing centre of tourism.
Infrastructure that promotes the development of tourism is being
created, numerous entertainment and cultural programmes are offered,
adequate information and service systems are being created. Many
restaurants, clubs and cafes are distinguished by their pleasant
atmosphere and original interior. The guests are welcome to visit
National Opera House, Philharmonic Hall or spend their time
visiting Ethnographic museum in the open air.
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