2023 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship
The IIHF World Hockey Championship 2023 will take place in Riga (Latvia) and Tampere (Finland), in the period from May 12 to May 28, 2023.
Canada, Czech Republic, Switzerland, Slovakia, Latvia, Norway, Kazakhstan and Slovenia (Group B) will play their subgroup games in Riga. More current information about the games of the Latvian national team can be found on the championship website.
Enjoy the magic of opera and ballet
One of the most magnificent places to enjoy culture during the stay in Riga is definitely the Latvian National Opera. During the holidays, the repertoire will delight with the excellent ballet shows, opera performances, concerts etc.
Address: Aspazijas bulvāris 3
SPA and wellness
After long working hours and intense studies, self-care is doubly important. Treat your body in one of Riga SPA centers. From a soothing treatment at the Wellton SPA Riverside spa to luxurious services at the Taka SPA and Kempinski Spa and total satisfaction in the extensive variety of ESPA Riga.
Everyone visiting Riga for the first time should start by visiting the city’s main landmarks. It is best to start getting to know the city’s more than 800-year history with a walk through the Old Town and continue in the so-called quiet center district of Riga, enjoying the magnificent Art Nouveau architecture.
The Old Town
The Old Town Riga is the oldest part of our capital city, it is a city center, as well as a favorite place for recreation and entertainment for tourists. In 1997, the historical center of Riga was included in the UNESCO World Heritage List.
Riga Dome Cathedral
Riga Cathedral has won the heart of Old Riga since July 25, 1211. The church gained its current appearance at the end of the 19th century, but nowadays, a rich cultural life takes place there – concerts of local and foreign artists and various art exhibitions are held.
Address: Herdera square 6
St. Peter’s Church
Riga St. Peter’s Church – the dominant and highest peak of the city, is one of the oldest and most valuable buildings of medieval monumental architecture in the Baltic States. St. Peter’s Church is the highest in Riga and a notable 13th-century Gothic architectural monument of national significance.
Address: Reformācijas square 1
Riga Central Market
The leading market squares were once demolished or rebuilt in many cities worldwide. Guides showing different European metropolises say: “There used to be a market here!”, but it is not a story about Riga, because right here, in the middle of the city, next to the Daugava, lays the impressive Riga Central Market.
Address: Nēģu street 7
House of the Blackheads
The House of the Blackheads is in the heart of Old Riga, near the Town Hall Square, facing the Riga City Council. The house is very deservedly called grand and royal, and it is a must-see for every city guest.
Address: Rātslaukums 7
Art Nouveau is an art style of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. The development of Art Nouveau in Riga coincided with a time of unprecedented prosperity in the city’s history, and today the capital of Latvia is deservedly considered an Art Nouveau mecca.
Address: Art Nouveau architecture is mainly concentrated in the city’s quarter, called the “Quiet Center,” which is about a 10-minute walk from the Old Town and is a beautiful feature of history in the face of Riga.
Latvian National Museum of Art
Latvian National Museum of Art is the most significant depository in the nation for works of art. Reopened in May 2016, the building itself has been upgraded, modernized but its majestic beauty from a long-gone era – preserved.
Address: Jaņa Rozentāla laukums 1