Latvia’s rich heritage and history are on full display everywhere you turn. Not as relics, but as a core element of our cultural identity, which continue to permeate our everyday life. From the medieval Old Town of Riga with its iconic Gothic spires of half-a-millenia-old churches to charming seaside fishing towns with babbling local markets and fairs, in Latvia, life runs at a different pace. Whether you’re seeking to experience the culture-rich buzz of a thriving European metropolis or find peace and quiet in a secluded cottage in one of the world’s greenest countries – everything’s possible and accessible in Latvia.
With well over a third of Latvia’s population living in the capital, it’s the beating heart of Latvian culture in all its forms. The city’s many museums, galleries and theaters showcase the work of both local and international artists – the Latvian National Museum of Art boasts more than 52,000 works. Highlights on the Riga culture calendar include the Riga International Film Festival, Riga Fashion week, and Riga Opera Festival, as well as a never-ending stream of classical, pop, and alternative music concerts.