Riga was one of the most important trading cities on the Baltic Sea. You will find a lot of nature, peace and space here. Nowadays many visitors come to the rich history, art and music. Riga is also known for its many music concerts. Riga is renowned for its Art Nouveau. The city had a heyday in the 19th and 20th centuries and the many buildings from that time fall under the World Heritage. You will find most of them north of the center, in the Art Nouveau neighborhood. In the old center, Vecriga, you will get to see just as many beautiful things. This part of the city dates from the Middle Ages and is very photogenic, with lots of greenery, narrow streets and stunning vistas. You will find the antique town hall square with the old guild building, the House of the Blackheads.
There is a lot to experience on Domaplein during the day and at night, there are many nice restaurants, terraces and cafés.
The range of shops shows that Riga is definitely a modern city. Shopping at the famous international brands is the most natural thing in the world. People flock from all over the Baltic countries to shop and stroll. The nicest shops are located around the old center and in the Art Nouveau neighborhood.