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Riga Town Hall Square

Kalku iela, Riga, Latvia
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Ranked #5 of 77 attractions in Riga
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
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Derry, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

Visited Riga during heavy snowfall and the square looked lovely . Only downside is the very ugly 70s communist style monstrosity that houses the museum of Latvian occupation. They went to a lot of trouble to restore the magnificent House of the Blackheads so why don't they not tear down this eyesore and make the square perfect?

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Minsk, Belarus
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

Very original and cozy place, mignificent during Christmas - fair on the square with food drinks and a lot of siuvenirs. Like it very much.

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Pacifica, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2014

The best known building in the square is the House of Blackheads which was a guild building. It is very striking. The square is also close to St. Peters and Doma cathedrals which are also worth spending some time touring those two structures. In fact, St. Peters has a spire which can be reached by elevator and provides a 360... More

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Riga, Riga, Latvia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2013

very nice city Sigulda.... Sigulda (pronunciation (helpinfo)) is a city in the Vidzeme Region in Latvia, 53 km from the capital city Riga. Sigulda is situated in a picturesque part of the primeval Gauja river valley. Because of reddish devon sandstone which form steep rocks and caves on both banks of the river, Sigulda has been called the "Switzerland of... More

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Vilnius
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2013

Beautiful place. The house of blackheads is stunning. You can just sit and admire buildings around you.

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Crete, Nebraska
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2013

This is really the heart of the history of Riga, with the Blackheads house (a place built by the traders of the Hanseatic League), church and statue all available in one photo.

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Moscow, Russia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2013

One of the most famouse places in Riga for taking photos, and having some rest. There are several beautiful old buildings, a well-known "wooden horse", and in summer time open-area bars offer beer for 5-6 Euro, and a free live music.

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Cumming, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2013

The old town of Riga is very beautiful with cobble stone walks, lots of pubs, restraurants, shops, historic square, beautiful parks.

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BARANIVICHI BELARUS
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2013

Very romantic place!!!! i will come back soon to you, Riga! its one of the best places simply to walk with your partner hand by hand/// or having amazing breakfast in one of the finest cafes in Europa!

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Helsinki
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2013

Nice atmosphere, too many tourist but can really help it. Restaurant nearby a bit on pricy side but otherwise ok. Nice old building all around.

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