With close to 700000 inhabitants Riga is the capital of Latvia and its largest city. Riga is located on the banks of the Daugava river, not far from the Baltic sea. It was founded by the Germans in 1201 and in 1282 became a member city of the Hanseativ league. Over the centuries Riga thrived on commerce due to its advantageous position and was ruled by a number of different powers, before becoming the capital of independent Latvia in 1918. Due to its beautiful and historic architecture Riga is a tourist magnet and every year attracts a large number of tourists.

Old town photo gallery  - 35 pictures of Old town
New town photo gallery  - 30 pictures of New town
Panoramic views and skylines photo gallery  - 9 pictures of Panoramic views and skylines
35 photos of the historic core of Riga, a UNESCO World Heritage site
30 photos of the modern part of Riga
9 panoramic photos and views of Riga
Gallery with all images
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