So, if you ask me if Riga is a beautiful city? I think for most of the people – absolutely. I found Riga utterly charming. It’s lovely. It’s old. It has history, art, and culture, and looks gorgeous. While walking you can picture elegant men and women strolling arm in arm on the tiny streets of Riga nourished by Russian glamour and extravagances Art Nouveau boulevards.
You don’t have to like it, but you have to admire their architecture: everywhere you look is an impressive piece of art from each and every era. Whether you like Romanesque, gothic, or baroque architectural style, if you wanted it, you would find it within a few paces.
Riga actually has the finest collection of art nouveau buildings in Europe.
But as I am not a big fan of art nouveau extravagances, my favorite part of Riga was Kipsala. Kipsala enjoys the scenery of the city and passes by classical old houses. Fresh, open, and quiet. It also has the unique advantage of being a quiet island floating in the middle of a booming metropolis.
I think the biggest mistake was not to either start my journey in Latvia or end it there, as I really don’t know what to say anymore about Riga.
It is really beautiful as you can see in pictures, but as I said while being there, sometimes the greatest, the perfect love just cannot inspire you.