Historic Centre of Riga, also called Vecriga or Old Riga, is the part of the capital of Latvia on the east side of the River Daugava. The area is noted for its Jugendstil architecture, with a number of important landmarks such as the Riga Cathedral and the St Peter's Church.
To preserve the heritage buildings in the historic centre of Riga, it was turned into a pedestrianized zone where only its residents vehicles and delivery vehicles are allowed to be in.
Historic Centre of Riga was inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site during the 21st session of the World Heritage Committee in Naples, Italy, on 1-6 December, 1997.
Photos of Historic Centre of Riga
Street of Riga, Latvia
Author: Tiago Fioreze (Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported)
Author: Latj (public domain)
World Heritage Site Inscription Details
Location: N 56 57 15.012 E 24 7 0.012
Inscription Year: 1997
Type of Site: Cultural
Inscription Criteria: I, II
Location Map of Historic Centre of Riga
to be added soon.
The international gateway to Riga is the Riga International Airport (RIX).