Riga is the capital of Latvia is the largest city in the Baltic countries, however, the tourists accustomed to the great European capital cities will consider it small and intimate. This port city is located on the Gulf of Riga, at the mouth of the Daugava River. Its small old town has abundant monuments of Gothic architecture, which was strongly influenced by the German Gothic. The city allows you to take a break from the hustle and bustle of the metropolises, but also offers a range of activities typical of big cities. Riga is the cultural and entertainment center of the country and it was the European Capital of Culture in 2014.