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Riga — The modest, urban inhabitants of the 800-year-old Latvian capital aren’t ones to boast, but the city has plenty of brag-worthy sites nonetheless, with everything from Gothic architecture and world-class opera to historic markets and heavenly spas.

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For a “new” European destination to discover, with remarkable architecture and an enviable café culture.

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