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Address: Kalku iela, Riga, Latvia

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A nice city, with nice people

We came in the winter, the wind was cold, but the black balsem was warm and so were the cafe's. We had a walking tour whick was wonderful.

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 19, 2015
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Hasselt, Belgium
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moss, norway
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 NEW

In the middle of Old town, easy to find , nice buildings and a good point to meet if you are travelling with many people.

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Hasselt, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

We came in the winter, the wind was cold, but the black balsem was warm and so were the cafe's. We had a walking tour whick was wonderful.

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Peterlee, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

We went in March and so maybe didn't experience it at its best - I'd love to come here in the summer

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Hanover, NH
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

Unique and beautiful northern gothic architecture in a cobbled square. The buildings were particularly gorgeous in the low-angled warm light of sunset.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

The restored Blackheads House and the Riga Art Space are definitely worth a look. The art gallery is not very big but hosts interesting exhibitions.

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Dublin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

The Tourist Office is situated in a corner of this square. The Town Hall is here and the house of the Blackheads. The Museum of the occupation is usually here but was moved to another location when we were there. You also pick up the Hop on Hop off bus here.

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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

It wasn't a busy as we'd expected to be but it's architecture was amazing, and made all the better by the lack of tourists. There were a few bars and restaurants in the square open day and night. A decent spot.

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Norway
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

This is the very heart of the old city in Riga. The house of the blackheads contrasted by the ugly museum of the occupation makes the square interesting. The story of Riga and the people living here is very interesting.

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Oslo, Norway
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

The square with the old guild hall buildings are wonderful - and a must to see. However, I wonder how it is possible to put such an ugly cement brick of a museum building in front of it all! The contrasts are stunning, in more ways than you could think of!

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Bonita Springs, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

It's a nice square, worth walking there to snap a few photos. Riga's old town is very small so it's easy to get to from anywhere. There were tons of tour guides in the square that will come up to you and ask you to take their tour, I didn't particularly like that. But worth seeing the square anyway.

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