Riga Berlitz Pocket Guide (Berlitz Pocket Guides) by Martins Zaprauskis
- Paperback: 144 pages
- Language: English
- Publisher: Berlitz Publishing (April 29, 2005)
- Series: Berlitz Pocket Guides
- ISBN-10: 9812464891
"Berlitz Pocket Guide: Riga" covers all the main sights, area by area, in an easily navigable format. Tourist attractions described include Old Riga's beautiful Dome Square and Cathedral, the atmospheric Livs' Square, and historic House of Blackheads, Powder Tower, St Peter's Church and Crusader Castle. The guide also gives details about the city's incredible Art Nouveau district, the Freedom Monument, National Opera House and many interesting museums. You can read about places to visit in outlying areas such as the Great Cemetery and Forest Park, and excursions to Sigulda's castle, Jurmala's white sandy beaches and Bauska's palaces. The book contains background historical information, advice on shopping and entertainment, as well as the low-down on eating out. There is an A-Z of practical information, listings of recommended hotels and restaurants, and useful expressions in Latvian. There are also special features on topics ranging from the Jewish ghettoes to Latvian folk songs. Maps show Old Riga, the City Centre and excursions, and there are dozens of colour photographs throughout.
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