Riga The Essential
"The capital of inspiration" is, of the three Baltic capitals, the only one that feels like a big city, both in terms of its size and its energy. The old town, where medieval residences and Art Nouveau buildings stand alongside Gothic churches, is gradually being restored and increasingly spared from traffic. As for the modern city, it draws in visitors with its trendy neighbourhoods, architecture and parks. In short, Riga is a young city that really grows on you.