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Old City Riga (Vecriga)

around Maza Pils iela, Riga, Latvia
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Ranked #2 of 89 Attractions in Riga
Type: Neighborhoods, Landmarks/ Points of Interest
Activities: City walk sightseeing
Traveler Description: Full of small squares where you can drink good local beer in the open air in summer, or huddle over a hot bar snack in winter, Riga's Old Town is one... more »
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Sarasota, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

A World Heritage Center with cobblestone streets, churches and the usual shops. Not as many tourists as Tallinn, but IMHO nicer and more accessible (but in some ways different). Center of all activities in town for visitors

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

I stayed at a hotel which is located in the old town. I really enjoyed wandering on the old streets and dined in those lovely restaurants!

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Dublin, Ireland
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73 reviews 73 reviews
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

I thought the old town in Riga was lovely, the best thing about it is the athmosphre with a lot of Rock A Billy playing in the local restaurants.It is also not overcrowded which you can get in a lot of old town areas of cities in Europe. It has a very laid back feel and I also felt very... More

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Melbourne
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29 reviews 29 reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

Nice enough but lacked the right blend of spices; with the curry lacking proper handling of the tomato based sauce so that it still tasted raw. Filling though and good value.

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Dublin, Ireland
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Loved the ambiance, fabulous Coffee Shops and Beautiful Churches. Cobbled streets not stilletto heel friendly - wear comfortable flats - well worth it.

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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW via mobile

Having enjoyed old towns in Tallinn and Vilnius, we were very disappointed at the lack of atmosphere here. Many fast food outlets competing for business but many of the historical buildings were poorly maintained, closed or modern reproductions.

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Norway
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

The Old Town has no personality or atmosphere. It is all about restaurants and bars with big tacky signs, umbrellas and noisy music. There are some nice old houses, but you can`t hardly see them. Many semi-old building which has not been taken care of, and looks like they soon fall apart. And in between; suddenly a brand new hotel... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

The walk from the hotel to the Old Town of Riga was easy and scenic. Once in the Old Town the historical buildings are interesting to look at and our guide explained their histories in detail. Don't miss the Art Deco buildings (mainly apartments) in the area adjacent to Old Town. The decorative stucco work, exquisite windows, and balconies are... More

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London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

There are things of interest absolutely everywhere and at present not too over commercialised. Great place to walk around soaking up the atmosphere and history

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san francisco, california
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

Old Riga is absolutely beautiful day or night. We wondered the streets on numerous days and every time were pleasantly surprised to discover something new. Love it!

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