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An extraordinarily beautiful country located on the Baltic Sea, Latvia offers an enticing mix of natural wonders, cultural charms and heartfelt hospitality. The idyllic landscape is a mosaic of pine forests, white sand beaches and lush green fields, whilst its cities offer culinary delights, unique traditions and a cosmopolitan flair.
Riga is not only the jewel in the crown of Latvia, but also of the Baltics. Following the artistic rebellion that swept through Europe at the beginning of the 20th century, Riga transformed into an architectural icon, with the Art Nouveau style influencing one third of the city centre buildings. The House of Blackheads is one of the main symbols of the capital, and a wander around the cobblestone streets of the Old Town will reveal plenty of hidden gems.
Textiles and clothing have culturally significant roots and occupy a focal spot in the Latvian economy. Archaeological findings and costumes restored from 1000-year-old fragments have allowed Latvians to recreate the traditional outfits they wear today, and these can be viewed at the National Costume Centre – a magnificent storehouse preserving clothes for future generations.
Start planning your Stitchtopia holiday today and join us as we uncover Latvia’s rich textile and knitting heritage.
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Join Carol Meldrum on this real Christmas treat to Estonia and Latvia, learning about the region’s rich textile and knitting traditions and exploring some of Europe’s most magical Christmas markets.
Visit the 3 ‘Baltic cities’ on this incredible craft holiday to; Vilnius, the capital and largest city of Lithuania and a declared UNESCO World Heritage Site, Riga, an old town with stunning architecture and rich heritage, and Tallin, one of the newest capitals in Europe and remains perfectly preserved being untouched by war.
Browse key sights and the popular tours you can see them on.
Explore Riga's quaint Old TownView Tour