Eastern Europe - Latvia (PDF Chapter)
This is the Latvia chapter from Lonely Planet’s Eastern Europe guidebook.
A tapestry of sea, lakes and woods, Latvia is best described as a vast, unspoilt parkland with just one real city – its cosmopolitan capital, Riga. The country might be small, but the amount of personal space it provides is enormous.
- click your camera at the nightmarish menagerie of gargoyles, mythical beasts, goddesses and twisting vines that inhabits Riga’s art nouveau architecture
- lose yourself in the Unesco-protected maze of cobblestones, church spires and ginger-bread trim of Old Riga
- launch lighting raids into Gauja National Park from Cesis Castle fortress
- restaurants & accommodation
Coverage includes: Riga, Western Latvia, Jurmala, Kuldiga, Ventspils, Northern Latvia, Sigulda, Cesis, Survival Guide.
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