CorelDraw Map Riga Latvia

Riga, the capital of Latvia, is divided into several districts and neighborhoods, each with its own unique character and attractions. Here is an overview of some of the main districts and neighborhoods in Riga:

  1. Old Town (Vecrīga):
    • The heart of Riga and a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
    • Cobblestone streets, medieval architecture, and historic landmarks.
    • Home to many museums, restaurants, and shops.
    • A popular tourist destination with a vibrant atmosphere.
  2. Central District (Centrs):
    • Known for its beautiful Art Nouveau architecture.
    • The district is home to many parks, including Vermanes Garden and Kronvalda Park.
    • Features a variety of cultural institutions, theaters, and embassies.
    • Bustling shopping streets like Elizabetes and Alberta offer high-end boutiques.
  3. Agenskalns:
    • A historic neighborhood with wooden houses and a more relaxed atmosphere.
    • A popular spot for picnics and walks in Uzvaras Park and Ziemelu Park.
    • Known for its open-air markets and local restaurants serving traditional Latvian cuisine.
  4. Kipsala:
    • An island in the Daugava River connected to the city by a bridge.
    • Home to modern apartments, private houses, and the Riga International School of Economics and Business Administration.
    • Known for the annual Riga City Marathon and its proximity to the National Library.
  5. Zemgale Suburb (Zemgales priekšpilsēta):
    • A largely residential area with a mix of Soviet-era and modern buildings.
    • The area around Kalnciema Street is known for its craft markets and cultural events.
    • Close to Mežaparks, a large park with a zoo and the Riga Open-Air Stage.
  6. Teika:
    • A quiet and mostly residential neighborhood with a mix of Soviet-era and contemporary housing.
    • Home to the Botanical Garden of the University of Latvia, a beautiful and tranquil place for nature enthusiasts.
    • The Teika Market is a local shopping destination.
  7. Pardaugava:
    • Located on the western bank of the Daugava River.
    • Known for its green spaces, including Arkadijas Park and Uzvaras Park.
    • Offers a mix of residential areas, shops, and restaurants.
  8. Mežciems:
    • A residential area with a suburban feel.
    • Home to the Mežaparks neighborhood with its large park, lake, and open-air stage.
    • Popular for families and outdoor enthusiasts.
  9. Plavnieki:
    • A district in the eastern part of Riga.
    • Mostly residential with a mix of Soviet-era and newer buildings.
    • Features several parks, including Plavnieku Lake Park.
  10. Purvciems:
    • A diverse neighborhood with a mix of residential, commercial, and industrial areas.
    • Home to the Latvian Academy of Sciences and the Riga Central Market, one of the largest in Europe.
    • Offers various shopping and dining options.

These are just a few of the districts and neighborhoods in Riga, each with its own unique charm and offerings. Whether you’re interested in history, culture, or nature, Riga has something to offer for everyone.

Author: Kirill Shrayber, Ph.D.

I have been working with vector cartography for over 25 years, including GPS, GIS, Adobe Illustrator and other professional cartographic software.

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