While Riga may not be known as one of the huge international capitals we think it should be given more credit for it's stunning beauty and charming locals. These 27 photos prove that this is one of the most incredible cities you could ever live in or indeed visit for a long weekend. Amazing Riga...
1.When you look up at night the stars look like this
2.The whole city comes alive at Christmas time
3.The buildings in Riga will always have you looking up in awe
4.You'll never be far from the water
5.One of the most incredible markets in Europe
6.The city only gets more beautiful when winter comes
7.Autumn looks like a magic wonderland
8.The local food specialities taste absolutely amazing
9.You might even be lucky enough to see the Northern Lights here
10.This is a city that mixes the old perfectly with the new
11.And you will always be close to the water
12.You'll find all sorts of great sports teams playing in Riga
13.The locals know how to throw a really good party
14.No matter what the occasion
15.Especially if it means dressing up!
16.The buildings look like this on the inside
17.You never know what you'll see next in Riga
18.You'll find lots of amazing little places to have a drink to warm you up in winter
19.And the side streets really are magical at times
20.The parks in this city are absolutely stunning
21.You might even go for a spin on the water
22.And because the city is small you'll always find a way to get around easily
23.This is a city full of art and culture
24.And the local beers aren't half bad either!
25.A wonderful place to enjoy all types of live music
26.Whatever you do make sure you visit this wonderful city
27.And remember like all great cities Riga is mostly about the wonderful people!