Latvian Tourism Newsletter
July, 2014

Riga 2014
The carnival parade "I want to go to the library" will take place on International Day of Literacy on September 8, during which children will choose their favorite book in order to represent its characters in the parade of the masks, marching on the streets Riga from Town Hall Square in Old Town across the bridge to the new "Palace of Light" National Library building. While at Town Hall Square,...
The exhibition called "The Anatomy of an Experiment", featuring works by the prominent Latvian artist Gustavs Klucis, will be on show at the Latvian National Museum of Art’s exhibition hall "Arsenāls" from the 23rd of August to the 26th of October. The exhibition will feature over 200 of Klucis’ works from the Latvian National Museum of Art and various museums throughout Europe. The...
The "Baltā Nakts" (White Night) cultural forum is an important date on the modern art calendar in Latvia, where for one autumn night each year, persons have the opportunity to acquaint themselves and participate in special art, theater, music, dance and other projects that are organized specially for the forum. This year’s event will take place on the night from September 6 to 7. "Baltā...
Honoring Riga as the European Capital of Culture, the Daugavpils Mark Rothko Art Center will be organizing its annual international residency "Mark Rothko 2014" and offering a special program in both Riga and Daugavpils. As part of its annual art plein-air, the Mark Rothko Art Center will be organizing a special conference and concert in Riga, as well as a special Mark Rothko "Art Train" from...
Cultural tourism
A Woodcraft Museum has been established at the Vienkoči Nature Park in Līgatne, where visitors will be acquainted with the history of woodworking in Latvia from the Stone Age all the way to the modern era. The museum itself is located in a historical 20th century building, which once served as a wood workshop. The basic concept of Vienkoči Park is based on popularizing single-piece wooden...
Entertainment tourism
Beyond Riga’s Old Town and Art Nouveau district lies the Spīķeri Contemporary Art Center, the Kalnciema Street Quarter, as well as the hipster paradise – Miera Street Republic. Full of unpretentious cafes and quaint shops selling used items, Miera Street is Riga’s unofficial hipster area and a great place to befriend the locals. With its old cobbled road, Miera Street is a...
Active and sports tourism
Latvia’s adventure parks offer guests thrilling and challenging activities, while Latvia’s extensive coastal area is a Mecca for kitesurfers. Those looking for a rush of adrenaline can take a ride in a wind-tunnel. Adventure parks, many of them located amongst stunning scenery, offer activities for persons of all ages and physical ability. The largest number of adventure parks are...
Culinary tourism
From August 28 to September 7, the third annual "Gastronomy Festival", which will be taking place on the sidelines of the "Riga Food 2014" exhibition, invites all foodies to enjoy unconventional menus, special offers and great discounts across Latvia. Restaurants, cafes, bars, tearooms, wine bars, patisseries, pizzerias, gourmet restaurants and other culinary tourism destinations invite all...
After a recent visit to Riga, culinary experts from the network of good food cities of the world "Délice" had special praise for Latvia’s rhubarb dishes, as well as the creativity of Latvia’s new generation of chefs. The experts, who visited Riga at the beginning of June, enjoyed meals at many Riga restaurants. They even ordered with much interest rhubarb dishes at many of...
Tourism industry news
A small new hotel in Riga has opened to the delight of many who have already stayed here, as the "TwoWheels" hotel in Riga’s Āgenskalns suburb caters especially to those travelling on two-wheels. The hotel has been opened as a small family business by Mārtiņš and Agnese Sili and their friends. But the author of the hotel’s concept came from Mārtiņš, who himself is...
Every year, the Latvian Tourism Development Agency (TAVA), in cooperation with the national tourism organizations in Lithuania and Estonia, organize the "Baltic Connecting" work seminar for tourism professionals. This year’s "Baltic Connecting" will take place on September 30 in Riga, and will be the eighth edition of the event. During the seminar, participants representing the Baltic...
Latvia in The Media
During a recent visit to Riga, American photographer Daniel Korzeniewski was captivated by Riga’s colors and the slow pace of life in Latvia, and already wishes to visit the Baltic region again. He points out in his blog that he was most impressed by Riga’s perfectly manicured parks and gardens. "I really had a great time in Latvia, and I want to explore more of the Baltic region in...
Adam O’Neill, the presenter of the popular British radio station "Capital FM" show "Drive Time", and his team has made a short-film about Riga. The short-film has been made with the aim of promoting the opening of the new "WizzAir" route between Riga and Doncaster-Sheffield airports. The airline sent O’Neill to the Latvian capital to see how attractive Riga is as a weekend...
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