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RSS FeedsThe eight best things to do in Riga
(WorldNews Europe)

 
 

12 december 2019 16:35:21

 
The eight best things to do in Riga
(WorldNews Europe)
 




If `visit a European Christmas market´ is on your travel to-do list, then it doesn´t get more festive than a trip to the alleged home of the first decorated public Christmas tree. Here´s what you should get up to in Riga, Latvia´s excellent capital. Christmas-tree spotting Riga claims to have had the first ever Christmas tree (Getty Images/iStockphoto) There is a bit of debate as to which country can lay claim to having the very first Christmas tree. But in Riga you can visit a stone marker in its medieval Town Hall Square near Blackheads House that declares (in eight languages, no less) that this is the sacred spot (dated 1510) where the first one stood - and each festive season, Latvia´s...
 
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