If you plan to visit Latvia’s capital any time soon you should know that with our Riga car hire services you will have a considerably better experience. Riga is the largest city in the Baltic States and it hold around half of the country’s population. The city is well known for having the largest concentration of German Art Nouveau architecture in the world with many old buildings having been lovingly restored but besides the city’s historical importance and architectural attractions, Riga is also known to have the best nightlife in Europe.
If you fly into the city then you will be landing at Riga Airport which is located about a forty minute drive from the center of the city. The connection is made via bus routes, minibus or taxis but by far your best choice would be to employ our Riga car rental services and have your choice of car ready for you at the airport as soon as you land.
The city is divided into two by the river Daugava with the “old town” being situated on the east side of the river. The Old Town is surrounded by a ring of mostly 19th century and early 20th century buildings which are then followed by many two-floor house districts and then Soviet-era 5-18 floor apartment districts.
The Old Town features the Triangula Bastion which is a modern building which features an excavated fragment of Riga’s historical fortification wall system. Then there is the House of Blackhead which was the merchants-to-be guild building. Nowadays part of the building is the Tourism information office and the rest a rather interesting museum.
St. Peter’s Church dates back to 1209 and it is the city’s oldest church which despite it’s age has an elevator to its tower which offers some great views over the city.
St. John’s church is a considerably smaller and less spectacular church which features a Renaissance period altar while the ceiling is from the Gothic period.
Riga Cathedral and its Square are yet another sight to visit as it is one of the city’s symbols and features a spectacular 6768-pipe organ.
These have of course been only very few of the many more attractions that Riga has to offer and the best way of seeing as many of them as possible is with the help of our Riga car hire services.