If visitors want a great view of Riga, we usually advise them to go on top of the tower of the Latvian Academy of Sciences.

It’s in the center of Riga, it’s easy to go there and the view over Riga is really wide  – you can see the Old Town, the so-called Moscow Suburbs of Riga (Maskavas district) and Central Market. The view that is opening to you from the top of the structure is mesmerizing – you can see the 360-degree wide bird’s eye view to Riga from the 17th-floor balcony (height of 65 meters, 213 ft).

The building itself was built after World War II, between 1953 and 1956 and it was the first “skyscraper” in the Republic of Latvia. The building is a cousin to similar Stalin-era skyscrapers in Moscow and Warsaw and is a great example of Stalinist architecture. There is a legend says that this building was built for one Stalin’s birthdays, so some call it a “candle on Stalin’s birthday cake”.


Akademijas laukums 1
Riga, LV-1050, Latvia


Website: www.lza.lv
Phone number: +371 26804899

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Restaurant “Vincents” is one of the most prestigious restaurants in Riga, lead by the head-chef Martins Ritins.

Since Vincents Restaurant was opened in year 1994 it has become a favourite destination point for everybody who loves good food and sophisticated wines. The basic philosophy of this restaurant is the Slow Food movement and seasonal, fresh and local ecological products. Restaurant serves fresh products of the finest quality that are bought directly from small local Latvian farms. Menu is changed almost daily and goes hand in hand with current the season It also is offering in-house banquets and catering.

Chef of the restaurant, Martins Ritins, has surprised with his cuisine not only local gourmands, but also foreign guests. Among the guests who attended this restaurant wereJapanese Emperor, Prince Charles, Elton John, Angela Merkel, George Bush, Hestal Blumenthal and many others. In the guestbook of the restaurant you can also find autographs of Prince Andrew, Pacco Rabanne, Pierre Cardin, Mistislav Rostropovich, Montserrat Caballe, Maya Plisetskaya, Nikita Mikhalkov, Jose Carreras and many others.

The price difference between Vincents and many other restaurants close to it, is big. But then again, comparing the prices at Vincents to comparable restaurants elsewhere in Europe, it’s actually not bad. So it’s a matter of how you look at it, and at one point we decided to go there anyway.

The first thing that comes to mind when remembering our visit is the excellent aged meat selection. Having a steak of your choice as a main course is great. On top of that, all meats available are very exciting, especially the “wagyu” ones. But that is not the only highlight of a visit. The food simply is the best in town. There’s no way around it. And if chef Martins Ritins is in the house, it’s even better. Another exciting part of the dining experience is the “spoom” between starter and main. Without going into much details, it tastes perfect, helps you prepare for the main and puts a bit of a show.

We’ve been a couple of times to Vincents now, and all dishes are equally wonderful. Presented perfectly in style, great ingredients and great execution of preparation. If you are in Riga, and you have time for dinner, this is certainly one of the best places you could go to. Don’t forget to have a peek at the wall of fame, with pictures of celebrities that have dined here. You’ll see that you are in great company.

Restaurant is fully non-smoking. During a summer season they have an open-air terrace. Dress code – smart casual.


19 Elizabetes street,
Quiet Centre, Riga, LV-1010


Phone number: +371 67332830 or +371 29422446
Fax number: +371 67830206
Website: www.restorans.lv
E-mail: martins.ritins@restorans.vincents.lv
Twitter: www.twitter.com/VincentsRest
Facebook: www.facebook.com//Vincents

Working Hours

Mon-Sat: 18.00 – 22.00
Sun: closed

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Speed, turns, competitive spirit, adrenaline and a desire to overtake competitors to come first in the race. All of that you can get at one of the most modern indoor Karting tracks in Riga and the Baltics. Compete with your friends and find out who is the best driver among you!

What’s Included

a) Return transfer to/from the hotel
b) Go Karting Race
c) Safety training and briefing
d) Safety equipment and instructor
e) English-speaking guide


Door to door: approx 2 hours.
Average transfer time: 15-20 mins

Groups and Prices

Sprint Race:
– 10 min pre-race instruction
– 5 min “Qualification Ride” for all participants
– 10 min “Grand Final” for best qualifiers
– Champagne for the Winner

Price: from €40.00 per person

Grand Prix Race:
– 10 min pre-race instruction
– 5 min warm-up ride for all participants
– 8 min “Qualification Ride” for all participants
– 10 min “Grand Final” for best qualifiers
– Champagne for the Winner

Price: from €45.00 per person

 Special programs available on request
** 10+ persons group discount available
*** Smaller groups and individuals are welcome with pricing available on request.


Good Organisation… Irena and the Guide were very polite and nice… We were satisfied..Thank you

Noel S., Germany

‘This is a must in Riga. The guide is very professional and friendly. We choice the basic package and decided to add a sniper rifle which was well worth it. Myself and my friends are visiting Riga again in November and will defiantly be shooting guns again!’

Christopher N., UK


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Yet another member in a large family of quest room experiences in Riga with 3 rooms scattered around the town for a better convenience. One of those is located right in the heart of the Old Town (The Mystery of Alchemist) which will send you back into the Middle ages, times of black monks, wizardry […]
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