Riga Panorama – View from Radisson Blu DaugavaRiga , Latvia
Proclamation Day of the Republic of Latvia
On November 18 Latvia will celebrate very important holiday – Proclamation Day of the Republic of Latvia. The 99th anniversary of Latvian Independence Day will be full of events. The celebration will begin in the first half of the day and will be opened with a solemn procession and flower tribute at the Freedom Monument. Riga will meet Independence Day with concerts, military parade and a salute on the 11 November Embankment. Public transport in Riga on November 18 is free of charge!
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With the population of 696 593 people, Riga is the largest city of all the Baltic States and the third largest in the whole region of the Baltic Sea. As the capital of Latvia, it is the political, economic and the cultural center of Latvia. Riga has grown to be a popular tourist destination in recent years. Besides the extensive recreation opportunities, the history of Riga manages provides a wide range of tourist attractions that showcases its rich heritage which can be seen via Riga live cam.
The history of Riga
Riga was born from a sheltered harbor and played an important role in the Vikings’ trade route. With the Christianization of Latvia, Bishop Albert of Livonia was appointed as bishop over Riga. He was responsible for the fortification and development of the town. In 1282, Riga formed part of the Hanseatic League, a move that was instrumental in providing the city with economic and political stability which can still be observed in modern times. Still, from the 1500’s to the early 20th century, the city of Riga was passed around between various countries, including Lithuania and Poland as well as Sweden and Russia in more recent historical times. After WW1, Riga was casted under German rule which lasted until the end of WW2 when it was recaptured by the Soviet army. Latvia became independent in 1990 and became an increasingly popular tourist destination.
Radisson Blu Daugava Hotel, Riga
This picturesque riverside setting lies just 15 minutes from the airport and within walking distance of embassies and key business destinations. The Radisson Blu Daugava hotel is adjacent to Riga’s Old Town, where guests can visit key historical sites such as the Blackheads House, Riga Dome Cathedral, Art Museum “Riga Bourse” and Presidential Castle. You will also find plenty of leisure activities with National Library, various gardens, Livu Aquapark and Riga Zoo less than 30 minutes away.
Riga’s Old Town
Having been established in 1201, its rich history and cultural heritage manifests itself in different ways and there is no doubt that Old Riga is a part of the city that holds a special kind of beauty. Many places that marks the beauty and significance of the old town can be seen via webcam Riga such as the Riga Cathedral Square and Līvu Square to name but a few. A scenic view of the narrow streets of Old Town can be enjoyed through the Riva web camera online. Riga’s Old Town is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Its architecture is characteristic of Art Nouveau and 19th century wooden architecture.
A panorama of Riga
Taking a look at the panorama of Riga with the camera online above it shows that this city keeps something truly beautiful within its borders. It is not a surprise that Riga is well known all over the world to be a popular tourism destination. The stunning views of Riga’s cathedrals in the front and modern skyscrapers in the background show that Riga embraces the old and the new with equal fervour. The HD webcam Riga shows the wide Daugava River with many bridges connecting the two banks of the river. Towering spires reflect in the water, creating the impression that the old heritage of the city is still very much alive.