Riga Travel Guide

Articles about Riga

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 Julian Rubinstein
Like many cities in central and Eastern Europe that have a long history of foreign occupation and a more recent history of dramatic transformation and independence, Riga is just getting to know itself. And, more so than most cities in the region, ...

Things to do in Riga

Opera and ballet season runs September–May, with a summer festival highlighting new works.