Latvia

Latvia Travel Guide

Articles about Latvia

By Brandon Presser
Riga is shedding its reputation as a weekend party town by luring Europe’s art-and-culture set. Here, four reasons to visit the Latvian capital. Because it has the world’s best collection of Art Nouveau architecture. Latvia’s early-1900s indus...
By John McLaughlin
When the Latvian government named him director of the National Opera in 1996, Andrejs Zagars concedes, it was something of a surprise. Two directors had come and gone in a matter of months. The theater was hemorrhaging money, and its repertoire wa...
By John McLaughlin
When the Latvian government named him director of the National Opera in 1996, Andrejs Zagars concedes, it was something of a surprise. Two directors had come and gone in a matter of months. The theater was hemorrhaging money, and its repertoire wa...
It all started during a long consultation with a map. I was staring at the French Riviera, where we were thinking of spending a week. At some point my eye drifted upward until I hit a patch of blue, the Baltic Sea, and the filigreed curtain of Da...
If you're nostalgic for the bad old days of the Soviet Union, the Latvian resort city of Liepaja has just the attraction. A group aptly called KGB has organized tours of the town's infamous Karosta Prison (371-63/69470; www.karostascietums.lv), wh...

Hotels in Latvia

Rooms at this value hotel are modest and clean.