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Old City Riga (Vecriga)

around Maza Pils iela, Riga, Latvia
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Ranked #1 of 88 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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Vienna, Austria
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

Witness to 800 years of European civilization this place shows real vitality. In the first days we felt like being in Amsterdam, or Vienna or Schäßburg (Transylvania). After a couple of days we just enjoyed being in a place with all the positives from the above in it. The people of Riga can be proud of their relationship with this... More

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Vilnius, Lithuania
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

very nice place to visit ,every thing is avaliable from shopping to old city and night life ,food is good and all service in most commen languages is there

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Halifax, Canada
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW

Not much there to see or enjoy unless you are into booze. The town is dreary and boring. All streets look the same – bars and pubs. That is about it. Going there was a waste of money (it is also quite expensive). Some of the raving reviews I read make no sense to me. They simply are not true.

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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW

The old town is a must, with its history and narrow winding streets. Also give the new part of the city a go and see its beautiful Art Nouveau buildings and parks. When tired grab a tea at Trusis or luch at Lido. You won't regret it.

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Houston, Texas, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

Three squares, alleys, history blended with modern, shopping, great food, a variety of music on every corner. Riga should be on every European travelers' list.

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Rockaway, New Jersey
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

Wonderful cafe's, shops and music. What a fantastic town full of culture and art nouveau architecture.

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New York City, New York
2 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

From my personal experience of traveling to Riga, Latvia on a business trip last year I can tell you one thing – Riga would not be worth my time and money if I were to go there as a tourist. There is absolutely nothing there. It is very boring – all streets look the same. The place is well known,... More

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Dublin, Ireland
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457 reviews 457 reviews
252 attraction reviews
346 helpful votes 346 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

What a great city!! I absolutely loved it. It's so easy to wander around and it really is lovely. There are lots of interesting buildings to look at and since Riga is the 'European Capital of Culture' for 2014 there was lots of events going on which was great. The city had a great buzz to it and was an... More

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Monterrey
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126 reviews 126 reviews
67 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Old city Riga is beautiful. It is a mixture of modern and old. Lots of museums, towers, churches, etc. Our children enjoyed walking and seeing. There are Little markets everywhere and a lot to learn from their culture.

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Scotland, Highland Region.
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

The style varies from street to street in the Old Town, not "medieval old town" but 1900s, 20s, 30s . Some strange images but a delight compared to some of the Soviet era buildings elsewhere in the city. Plenty of dining and drinking places to rest your feet and wet your whistle, It is an easy walking area.. Surprising find... More

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