Basic rules for a picnic – do’s and dont’s in Riga parks

Summer is a great time for getting together outside. There are many options for open-air activities in Riga, including festivals, sunbathing, swimming, jogging, going for others kinds of sport activities. Besides that, it is possible to spend time on the grass in the nice green areas of Riga parks, which take a significant part of the city centre and might be a nice shelter in a hot day or even become a good place for an easy picnic. It is allowed now to sit on the grass in Riga parks except places, which are marked with prohibition signs and green […]

Riga Night Market

There are not many night grocery stores in Riga, where it is possible to buy some food. But there is a night market in Riga, where vegetables and fruits are sold all night long. The farmer’s market is located on the territory of Riga Central Market, on Gaiziņa and Spīķeru Streets. The market is open every day, from 17:00 to 8:00. The produce is sold here in big quantities, however, from 17:00 to 22:00 it also operates as a retail business and everyone can buy the food here in small quantities.

A Taxi in Riga

There are a lot of taxi operators, which work in Riga right now. And it is easy to get lost in the choice of taxi operators even for a local, not only for an expat. All official Riga taxi cars have yellow number board, which starts with TX or TQ letters. The Panda taxi has become quite popular in Riga. These cars can be easily identified by their brand colours – yellow, white, and black and a logo with panda on them. More prestigious and expensive are the BalticTAXI taxis, operated under the AirBaltic company. These is a lot of […]

Paying for parking

Riga city is divided into 6 municipal parking zones. The price varies according to the proximity to the Old Riga – the closer you are, the higher is the rate per hour. The paid parking hours are from 8:00 till 20:00 in the working days and from 10:00 till 17:00 on Saturday. On Sundays municipal parking is free. The signs for the municipal parking are the big “P” letter with working hours below the sign, which is located along the streets. There are several ways how one can pay for the city parking in Riga. First of all there are parking […]