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The 7 Most Instagrammable Spots In Riga

If you didn’t know already, Riga just might be the prettiest city in Europe. This city is underrated when it comes to the magnificence of its architecture, history, and it shows through the many Instagrammable places in Riga.

Here are the top seven Instagrammable places in Riga.

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1. Art Nouveau Museum

You totally should go check out the Art Nouveau Museum. If you’re short on time, no worries, because in the hallway right before you enter the museum, you’ll see one of the most amazing staircases ever that is a perfect shot waiting to happen.

A shot of this picture-perfect staircase is really all you need for your ‘Gram at this museum.

Art Nouveau Museum Riga

2. Riga Nativity of Christ Cathedral

Built during the late 1800’s, the Nativity of Christ Cathedral is another fantastic structure in Riga. It is Insta-worthy for its uniformed and patterned design with the subtle horizontal stripes.

This Cathedral is truly one of the more beautiful structures in Riga and is ‘Gram-worthy for sure.

Riga Nativity of Christ Cathedral

3. Views from the Top of St. Peter’s Church

Another place of worship in Riga is St. Peter’s Church. Here, ride the elevator up to the top of this church for some epic views of Riga below you.

The panoramic shots of the Riga skyline is more than enough to wow your ‘Gram followers.

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4. House of Blackheads

Located in the Town Hall Square, the House of Blackheads is a brilliant piece of architecture that is unique for its shape.

Pro tip: get down low and shoot the shot upwards to get the best picture for your ‘Gram.

House of Blackheads

5. The Cat House

Legend has it that an old tradesman was refused entry into the Riga Tradesmen’s Guild and in retaliation, had two angry-looking cat statues propped on top of the rooftops with their backs turned to the house where this guild was.

Whether this story is fact or fiction, it’s still a Insta-worthy shot!

instagrammable places in riga

6. The Three Brothers

The Three Brothers are a row of three houses that are the oldest residential buildings in Riga. These buildings date as far back as the 15th century and is an amazing landmark in Riga.

Come take this Insta-worthy shot of these three vintage houses of different colours.

instagrammable places in riga

7. National Library of Latvia

The National Library of Latvia is another interesting structure in Riga. Its unique shape is what attracts many photographers to this site and with a unique design as that, it shouldn’t be any surprise.

Pro tip: trying coming here at night when the buildings are lit up for the best ‘Gram shot.

instagrammable places in riga
James Wan

Born and raised in Vancouver, Canada, James has always had an inquisitive nature and traveling is now his biggest passion. His biggest thrills are visiting places he's never been to and exploring different cultures. James counts Athens, Tokyo, and Rome as the top three places he's visited.

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