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Staying in Riga

Riga is the capital of the Republic of Latvia. With more than 632 614 inhabitants (2019), it is also the largest city in the three Baltic countries, home to one third of Latvia’s population. The city lies on the Gulf of Riga, at the mouth of the Daugava River.

ACCOMMODATION

RIGA JURMALA MUSIC FESTIVAL PARTNER HOTELS

Grand Hotel Kempinski Riga 

Address: Aspazijas bulvāris 22, Rīga
Reservations: +371 6767 1111, reservations.riga@kempinski.com
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Radisson Blu Daugava

Address: Kuģu iela 24, Rīga
Reservations: +371 6706 1149, reservations.riga@radissonblu.com
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OTHER EXQUISITE HOTELS

 

Hotel Bergs

Address: Elizabetes iela 83/85, Rīga
Reservations: +371 67770900, hotelbergs@hotelbergs.lv
https://www.hotelbergs.lv/

 

Pullman Riga Old Town

Address: Jēkaba iela 24, Rīga
Reservations: +371 67815444, H9619@accor.com
www.pullmanriga.lv

 

Hotel Neiburgs

Address: Jauniela 25/27, Rīga
Reservations: +371 67115522, reservation@neiburgs.com
www.neiburgs.com

 

Learn about other accommodation opportunities from the official festival partner Live Rīga.

USEFUL APPS FOR TRANSPORTATION

Bolt: It is the smartest way to get around the city. The app ensures fast and affordable taxi rides. Download here.

Trafi: Get the precise timing of public transportation to explore Riga. See here.

Distance to Latvian National Opera House

From Riga Old town – 650m

From the central bus & train station – 900m

From the Riga International Airport – 10.8km

SIGHTSEEING

The biggest metropolis in the Baltics, Riga perfectly combines history and tradition with cutting edge cool. Like all northerners, it is quiet and reserved on the outside, but there is some powerful chemistry going on inside. Experience more of it by following the list of attractions.

Art Nouveau

Riga is one of the largest centres of Art Nouveau, with more than a third of the buildings of its Central District built in the style. Alberta Street is the Art Nouveau epicentre of the city: eight of the buildings located on the street have been recognised as architectural monuments of state significance. Excellent examples of the style can be found in the surroundings of Alberta Street as well. Each house is decorated by figural sculptures, façades with protruding balconies, columns and other elements covered in abstract curls keeping with the best traditions of Art Nouveau.

Addresses of essential Art Noveau buildings:

  • Art Noveau district (The Silent Centre): Alberta iela 2, 4, 6, 8 & 13; Elizabetes iela 10a & 10b; Strēlnieku iela 4a, Rīga
  • Riga Old Town: Jauniela 25/29; Kalēju iela 23; Šķūņu iela 10/12; Smilšu iela 2 & 8, Rīga

Riga Cathedral

Riga Cathedral is one of the oldest sacred buildings of the medieval period in Latvia and the Baltics. Riga Cathedral is the seat of the Archbishop of the Latvian Evangelical Lutheran Church. Not only it is a venue of ecumenical services, it also serves as one of Riga’s organ music centers containing historical, architectural, cultural and artistic heritage of various centuries.

Address: Herdera laukums 6, Rīga
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Latvian National Opera House

Riga’s White House – the Latvian National Opera and Ballet is considered to be one of the most beautiful opera buildings in Europe. Today, the opera is renowned for the high quality of its performers as well as the beauty of its surroundings. Taking in one of the productions at the Latvian National Opera and Ballet, you can expect top-class classical opera, modern opera and ballet performances, children’s operas and original Latvian productions.

Address: Aspazijas bulvāris 3, Rīga
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House of the Blackheads

House of the Blackheads, a venue for exhibitions, concerts and other events, is a landmark of Riga Old City and the Latvian capital’s most magnificent edifice. For nearly 700 years the House of the Blackheads has delighted and enchanted locals and visitors. It is home to the unique history of the legendary Brotherhood of the Black Heads and the city of Riga.

Address: Rātslaukums 7, Rīga
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Learn about other attractions and experiences from the official festival partner Live Rīga.