Connecting Barcelona and Riga

Two main ports, two capitals, two cradles of powerful modern art, two centers of official languages, two European cultural references, two amazing cities. It’s very interesting to consider what two cities like Barcelona and Riga share. On one hand, we have the Catalan capital, which has forged a unique identity with its form of modernisme. On the other hand, we have the Latvian capital, which has managed to position itself as “the city of the 1000 faces,” with the world’s largest Art Noveau architectural collection, making its city center a UNESCO world heritage site.

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Silhouette of the Sagrada Familia | Julio Arreaza

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Riga, a Fusion of Flavors

“The glutton is the least honorable individual when it comes to gastronomy, because he ignores its principle element: the sublime art of it is in chewing!”

Honoré de Balzac

Latvia is situated in northern Europe, bordered by Estonia to the north, Lithuania to the south and Russia to the east, and the influence of each of these countries has always been present in the Latvian capital. In order to get to know Riga – the city our team will visit mid-July – a little better, and to observe how it is influenced by other countries, we bring you a post focusing on one of the strongest pillars of international culture: gastronomy.

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Riga, Latvia | Creative Commons

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