We spent one night and one day in the biggest metropolis in the Baltics. Riga perfectly blends timeless tradition and cutting edge cool. In its 800 years of turbulent history, everyone from German knights to Swedish kings and Soviet commissars have left their footprints, and today Latvia’s capital is an exciting European metropolis at the crossroads of eastern and northern Europe. Its compact center is a designated UNESCO World Heritage Site packed full of architectural treasures and there’s plenty to explore. With its narrow cobblestone streets, colorful squares, and Medieval-era buildings, Riga’s Old Town is full of architectural treasures. It features over 500 buildings that reflect different architectural styles including gothic, baroque, modernism, and art nouveau. After long sightseeing, we washed down tasty goulash soup (5,50 €) with few local beers (4,5 €) in the Rockabilly bar.

Riga – parking location: 56.9543670N 24.0984540E