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Latvia – Riga


Panorama of Riga (1572)

Copper plate by Franz Hogenberg (1540 – 1590?)

National History Museum of Latvia

Latvia – Riga

Riga  is the capital and largest city of Latvia, a major industrial, commercial, cultural and financial centre of the Baltics, and an important seaport, situated on the mouth of the Daugava.

Riga’s historical centre has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and the city is particularly notable for its extensive Jugendstil (German Art Nouveau) architecture, which UNESCO considers to be unparalleled anywhere in the world.