Latvia

A country of ancient castles, splendid medieval architecture, a spectacular unspoiled countryside, and a vibrant capital.

A tapestry of sea, lakes and woods, Latvia is best described as a vast, unspoilt parkland with one capital city, the cosmopolitan Rīga. Small is size but big in natural wonders, its landscape is marked by wide beaches and dense, sprawling forests. Discover the iconic wooden and art nouveau architecture, a vast Central Market and a medieval Old Town housing the divine St. Peter's Church. The country’s charismatic capital is home to beautiful local crafts, delicious food and lively music, and beyond the city explorers can discover enchanting Sigulda National Park. the Gauja Valley, and the ruins of Sigulda Castle and many magnificent medieval fortresses.

When to Go

The Baltics’ reputation for freezing temperatures is justified so a visit in summer (June to August) is ideal to make the most of the wild coast, expansive beaches and wildlife-filled forests. A journey in autumn (September to November)is also worthwhile, you will be greeted by beautiful vistas of colour-changing foliage, cool weather and a variety of seasonal events including local outdoor markets and the Staro Riga Light Festival, with the capital city’s buildings, squares, bridges and monuments brought to life by talented visual artists.

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