Discover BalticsLatviaTOP 10Travel

Discover Baltics: Latvia among Best in Travel 2016 countries


Lonely Planet, the popular series of tourist guidebooks, has listed Latvia among its Best in Travel 2016 countries. Latvia ranks fifth in this top

It’s taken Latvia 25 years to shrug off the fetters of Communism, but this Baltic treasure looks ready to shine for its silver anniversary.

The country is resuscitating ancient traditions, restoring crumbling castles and manor houses hidden in its pine forests, and transforming its once stodgy cuisine into cutting-edge New Nordic fare.

Seductive Riga, meanwhile, has built on its reign as a European Capital of Culture with improved infrastructure and a round of renovations as its population continues to grow,” read the announcement on the Lonely Planet website.

Visiting historical buildings (“Hundreds of crumbling castles and manor houses – from medieval to Rococo”), grabbing a bite at the restaurants (“that are of such artisanal heights that they would truly give Copenhagen a run for its money if Michelin were paying them more attention”) and visiting museums like the former KGB house, as well as taking in the capital’s wonderful architecture (“the clutch of coveted Art Nouveau façades, of which the city has over 700”) are listed among things to do in Latvia.

Interestingly, visiting the pirts – a hot birch sauna – is listed as Latvia’s most Latvian tradition, and is said in the description to qualify as a “life-changing experience”.


Lonely Planet is the largest travel guide book publisher in the world.



The Baltic Review
The Newspaper from the Baltics - for the World ! NEW! Dear friends and subscribers, on our TELEGRAM channel "THE BALTIC REVIEW" you will always find the latest information, pictures and videos. Just click on the link THE BALTIC REVIEW TELEGRAM CHANNEL ( or the globe icon below) and register. This free messenger service can also be used easily on a PC or laptop without a smartphone. Please also use this communication possibility, evaluate the individual articles positively and we would be very pleased if you would use the commentary possibilities diligently.

Estonian Radio: Too many terror warnings only create panic

Previous article

Baltic Trips 2016: Estonia – the promised land

Next article


Comments are closed.

You may also like