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Riga: tourist information
As the largest city in the Baltics, with a population of 800,000, some say the good things in Riga are particularly good and the bad things are particularly bad. That’s to say, on the bright side, it seems to have the most vibrant nightlife by far in the Baltics. But, on the down side, it’s also got the worst traffic. Riga is regaining its reputation as a fun-filled, forward-looking city. Increasingly confident Rigans are again applying the city’s pre-war label: the Paris of the Baltics.
The generally-held belief in the Middle Ages was that he who ruled Riga ruled the Baltics as a whole—hence the centuries of war fighting for control of this city. This Riga-as-a-key-to-regional-domination strategy is certainly not as valid as it was in the days of the Teutonic Knights. Still, as the biggest and most centrally located Baltic city, many observers continue to believe that Riga could very well become a regional powerhouse four or five years down the pike.
The biggest and most cosmopolitan Baltic capital, Riga can also appear a little chaotic, unwieldy and, at times, intimidating and rough. Riga has been a multi-cultural city throughout its 800-year history. At one time or another, Germans, Jews and Russians have all left their mark on Riga.
This past diversity is evident in the eclectic architecture of the city. Breathtaking Jugendstil mixes with Classical Symbolism, Constructivism and a spattering of Stalinist-era horrors. In Riga, the buildings have a distinct sense of humor.
As it has modernized since independence, Riga has retained something of its distinctive, old-world feel. Rigans aren't just throwing out everything old and replacing it with something new, and possibly worse. This is a city, thankfully, where visitors can still turn a corner or walk into a room and feel that you have stepped back into the 1890s or the 1920s. If Riga continues to build on its past, its future looks bright, indeed.
Riga Cruise Port Schedule
Riga in the News
- Sep 15, 2023
Crystal's ships Serenity and Symphony to visit 112 countries and 281 ports in 2025 Crystal has unveiled its 2025 itineraries for Crystal Serenity and Crystal Symphony, following th...
- Jun 10, 2023
Holland America Baltic Cruise Itinerary Faces Multiple Changes Holland America Line sends a reminder notice regarding significant changes to its popular Baltic ...
- Mar 15, 2023
Cruise Line Adds Vegan Meals to Culinary Offerings Upmarket boutique line Windstar Cruises will soon introduce a vegan menu on all six of its cruise...
- Feb 16, 2023
Tallink has no plans to restore Latvia-Sweden ferry route Riga-Stockholm Estonian ferry company Tallink announced that there were no plans to restore ferry services betwe...
- Feb 3, 2023
Costa Cruises opens bookings for 2024 itineraries in the Mediterranean and Northern Europe Costa Cruises announced its itineraries for 2024. The newest edition of the Around the World voya...
- Jan 19, 2023
Ports of Stockholm (Sweden) receives green light for EU grant funding application Ports of Stockholm (Sweden) can jointly apply, together with 8 other Baltic Sea ports, for EU gra...
- Oct 13, 2022
Costa Cruises Releases New Winter Itinerary for Flagship Carnival-owned Costa Cruises has released a new itinerary for its latest flagship for its fleet, ...
- Sep 28, 2022
AIDA Opens Bookings for 2024 Summer Season AIDA Cruises has released its 2024 summer season itineraries, which are now available for booking...
- Aug 12, 2022
Costa Cruises Passenger is 10 Millionth Guest to Riga Riga, the capital of Latvia, has welcomed its 10 millionth guest since the Freeport of Riga was f...
- Aug 11, 2022
10-millionth cruise passenger arrives at Port Riga (Latvia) On Sunday evening, August 7, the 10-millionth cruise passenger arrived at Rīga Free Port (Latvia...
- Aug 9, 2022
The Port of Riga Reaches 10M Passenger Milestone The Port of Riga welcomed its ten millionth passenger this past week, when Costa Cruises’ Costa...
- Jun 8, 2022
Costa Returns to Northern Europe After Three-Year Gap Costa Cruises is sailing in Northern Europe for the first time since 2019. The brand returned to ...
- Mar 3, 2022
AIDA Announces Substitute Ports in the Baltic with Russia Out AIDA Cruises, Carnival Corporation's German brand, has announced replacement ports in the Baltic ...
- Mar 2, 2022
Royal Caribbean Decides to Remove Calls to Russia In light of the ongoing conflict between Russia and Ukraine, Royal Caribbean International has de...
- Mar 1, 2022
TUI Cruises cancels all of its calls to Russia and Ukraine for 2022 TUI Cruises announced the cancellation of its calls to Russia & Ukraine this summer season.&n...
Port rating and occupancy
Port of Riga ranks 645th in the world in terms of the number of tourists visiting it.
Number of cruise ship calls in the coming year: 0.
The total number of tourists (passengers) of cruise ships in the port of Riga in the next 12 months is 0.
According to the popularity rating among more than 1,000 cruise ports in the world, Riga ranks 494.
Weather in Riga
Current water temperature in Riga now is 62°F (16.4°C)
Water temperature data provided by seatemperature.net.