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Address: Kalku iela, Riga, Latvia

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Lovely square, even in winter...

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 30, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

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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Limassol, Cyprus
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

The square is so beautiful, i can associate the houses with gingerbread christmas cookies. Very different from the rest of the city. Beautiful at daylight and night time.

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Accrington, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

I would have expected the Town Hall square to be a hive of activity, but it wasn't; there was barely a soul to be seen. The House of Blackheads is located here too, so again I thought it would be a much more popular place, with little cafes and market stalls.

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Oslo, Norway
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

It was clouded and a bit grey the day I was there, but I bet i looks even better on a sunny day! Worth seeing, and do pay attention to all the details in the buildings and surroundings - its great!

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Riga, Latvia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

You can enjoy walking around here during Summer. Highly not recommended during the winter, it's super slippery!

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