The Fighters of 1905 memorial is situated just at the edge of the Daugava River, of which Riga is a major port. The view of the river and neighbouring bridge, Akmens Tilts, is great from this spot. 

There are plenty of authentic restaurants to choose from in Riga. Latvian food is seasonal, and generally consists of meat (or fish) and veg as standard. Typical of Eastern European food, it is high in fat and not overly spiced. 

The city boasts a selection of bars as well. Beer House No. 1 has an unrivalled selection of beers, with over 70 on tap!