48 Hours: Riga – 48 Hours In – Travel – The Independent
Why go now?
Latvia’s capital is en fête next weekend, as the darkening nights are brightened by the Staro Riga “festival of light” (staro.lv/en; 17-20 November) that welcomes winter. Yet the rich autumn colours in this leafy city have not yet yielded to the first dusting of snow, showing Riga in all its fascinating, post-Soviet glory.
Great beginner guide for planning your trip to Riga.