UNESCO Latvia: Old town Riga

Vecriga, Old town Riga

 

Shortly after the dissolution of the Soviet Union, I visited the Baltic states for the first time. I instantly liked all three countries and have been back many times since. Just got back from the Baltics yesterday, in fact – and posts will follow, especially from Lithuania.

UNESCO Latvia

Today, however, I wanted to share one of my favourite photos of Vecriga, the medieval part of the Latvian capital, and once a major player in the Hanseatic League. Apart from the multi-national Struve Geodetic Arc, Riga’s historic centre is the only site in Latvia protected by UNESCO.

For more on Latvia, check out Brooke vs the World and Katie Going Global.

Have you written about Latvia? If so, feel free to share your links in the comments.

 

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The Historic Centre of Riga is a UNESCO World Heritage site.
Here are more UNESCO World Heritage sites around the world.