What to do in Riga

Opera house 

While paying tribute to the traditional values of the classical and Romantic operas and ballets that are the cornerstones of its repertoire, the LNOB continually strives to seek contemporary forms of expression. The LNO stage regularly resounds with successful productions of modern operatic and ballet masterpieces, children’s performances, and original Latvian works. The LNOB is open to the world: the company has an active touring schedule with many superb guest singers, conductors, choreographers and directors frequently gracing the LNO stage. In recent seasons, the LNOB has been touring to the Hong Kong Festival, the Bordeaux Opera, the Catania Opera, the Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow, the Luxembourg Opera, the Dalhalla Festival in Sweden, to Mexico. The LNO is a place where talent is born – popular soloists like Elīna Garanča, Kristine Opolais, Marina Rebeka, Maija Kovaļevska, Inese Galante, Aleksandrs Antoņenko and Egils Silins started their careers at the LNO.

Chocolate museum Laima 
Chocolate making has always been wound in mystery. It is a difficult task finding someone who does not like chocolate. It is no surprise that people crave the opportunity to taste the best of Laima chocolates and to catch a glimpse behind the scenes of the wondrous chocolate making process. We have always wanted to share these stories with the lovers of chocolate! Thus the Chocolate Room was opened in 2005 on the 135th company anniversary, serving as a basis for the “Laima” Chocolate museum that was opened in December 18th, 2013. Laima chocolate can be enjoyed with all the senses- it can be seen, tasted, heard and felt… How? You can find out by visiting the museum!

Latvian National Museum

Latvian National Museum of Art is the largest depository of professional art in Latvia and takes an important place in collecting, preserving and popularizing the cultural values in Latvia and foreign countries. It regularly organizes art exhibitions, educational activities and cultural events. Latvian National Museum of Art is a platform, where you can find and discover a wealth of information about Latvian and global visual and decorative arts development. With its unique vision and excellent material, the museum is an integral part of the Latvian identity, as well as an exciting value in the world museum context.