Riga: Riga is the capital of the Republic of Latvia and the largest city of the Baltic states. It is a fascinating mixture of Latvian tradition and influences of the various countries that have occupied it. The city's Old Town stretches alongside the Daugava river and is famous for its Art Nouveau (Jugendstil) architecture. Riga's historic centre as a whole is included on the UNESCO world heritage list.
Nowadays, Riga is a vibrant, modern city that has a lot to offer. It is the largest center of education and science in Latvia, which is confirmed by the many cultural events, international exhibitions, scientific conferences and seminars that take place in the city.