Discover Riga’s Hidden Side Through Alternative Walking Tour

This walking tour is very different from ordinary kind, the tour guide with his old quirky beaten yellow luggage bag called Harry( so we can recognise him from the crowd). I wasn’t aware of Riga’s History but It was introduced through the tour, that its very common that there’s so called an organised crimes that has been a part of Riga’s history. This gave us a good background and its bad reputation from the past. The tour itself is unconventional it’s more about the hidden side of Riga that most of the tourist are being missed. Its quite an eye-opener kind of tour. The tour is free but they accept donations and it starts just infront of St Peters Cathedral.

We  walked away from the Old Town and headed to the Market Place. It has been a great representation of german contribution, the building structures are from the german materials that were left behind. The iconic 5 dome shapes that you’ll never missed just opposite the Bus Station. A very intersting place to visit, the biggest market I’ve ever seen so far.

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Then we continued our walk to the so called warehouse area, which was built for the purspose for shipping companies storages. But it was abandoned once, when the port was moved in different area. But now adays it been reconverted to a business area such as cafes, shops, galleries and restaurants.

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We also headed to the neighbouring area where most of the buildings are built with woods. A very impressive buildings around and theres this oldest Orthodox Church built in wood and still functioning as a church.

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A beautiful day of discovery of the hidden side of Riga. Have you ever done any unconventional walking tour that leaves you more impress about the place?

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15 thoughts on “Discover Riga’s Hidden Side Through Alternative Walking Tour

  1. In my opinion the walking tours are the best way to grab at the soul of a city. You never know what you will come across. I do like the ones where you can take at your own pace.

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  2. I’ve never done a guided walking tour but think they’re a fantastic way to get to know a city. We just did a craft cocktail tour in San Francisco where we live and that was a very fun way to learn some history of the city. I love going to markets and this one you attended must have been so fun to see!

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    • Its very common here in europe about free walking tour and yeah this one was not just the ordinary touristy tour, more of history and places that other travellers missed

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    • The Baltic countries are sometimes missed as a tourist destination, but people are actually missing out with Riga’s full of history and rich culture it has to offer and not to mention still cheap to go even they are using Euro 🙂

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