Have you ever traveled to a country and think that. This place is very similar to such and such places but yet still quiet different? For me, Latvia is one of those places. Latvia was ruled by Germany, Poland, Sweden, and Russia. And it took the best from each culture and developed into today’s unique and charming Latvia. The capital city of Riga is well known for its Art Nouveau architecture. It’s also a UNESCO World Heritage Site. They date back to the late 1800s and early 1900s.