The City Where Epochs Meet
Founded in 1201, Riga is an important cultural centre and a popular tourist destination in the Baltic. The capital of Latvia successfully blends thriving modern infrastructure and rich historical heritage. This is a city for time-surfers, where one may enjoy the majestic Gothic cathedrals, the rigorous lines of medieval structures, the unique charm of Art Nouveau and the mysterious beauty of modern architecture.
Riga is currently widely regarded as one of the established clusters of European culture. The theatres and exhibition halls of the city are never idle and internationally renowned stars regularly visit Riga on their tours. Riga has a unique popularity among connoisseurs of classical music, opera and ballet. At different times, Riga has been the home for Richard Wagner and Alfrēds Kalniņš, for Māris Rūdolfs Liepa and Mikhail Baryshnikov, for the modern stars of world opera Elīna Garanča and Inese Galante and for the great conductors Mariss Jansons and Andris Nelsons.
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