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Old City Riga (Vecriga)

around Maza Pils iela, Riga, Latvia
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Ranked #1 of 83 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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Örkelljunga
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49 reviews 49 reviews
15 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

We stayed in Hotel Kolonna, right at the Dome square, so we had walking distance to everything. It took some time to find the way around, but it didn't matter if you got lost. So many beautiful buildings, nice cafes and restaurants,

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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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19 reviews 19 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

I have just returned from he WCG 2014 in Riga. We stayed at the Radisson Blu Daugava Hotel just across hate river from the old town. Riga is a beautiful city with many Art Nouveau buildings and a fabulous food culture. It's risen from the shackles of Soviet times and inspire of many years of occupation the medieval buildings remain.... More

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Oslo, Norway
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

absolutly fantastic! and romantic! you have to visit the old town when you are in Riga. And take the lift inside the st.peters church! The wiew is awsome!

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Colorado
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63 reviews 63 reviews
38 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

Riga's Old Town consists of many square blocks of pedestrian friendly, cobble stone streets to offer several days of people watching, picture taking, museum hopping and dining opportunities. Beginning late afternoon and into the evening there are multiple venues offering live music - everything from country bands to organ concerts.

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Milan, Italy
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451 reviews 451 reviews
75 attraction reviews
148 helpful votes 148 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

having seen Tallinn and Vilnius Riga clearly comes tops . less touristy cheap shops, many modern and trendy places, a lovely feel

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Welford
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

A beautiful city, perfect for a long weekend away for adults. Pew went on a cycle tour which was excellent but also a walking tour by another company which was a little disappointing.

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Beijing, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW via mobile

Typical old style city. Very beautiful. Had numerous places to eat and drink and shop at. There are a lot of corner stores and shops that sell everything. This is why you come to Riga. Check out RIMI if you want to go grocery shopping at a big super market.

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Stockholm, Sweden
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

A fascinating city centre. Buildings from different eras, with completely different architectural styles. Walk slowly and look at the details on the fine houses. We criss-crossed for several hours and occasionally got back to places we had seen before. But that is part of the experience. And if you get tired, hungry, thirsty or need to go to the loo,... More

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Finland
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Riga Old Town is the best old town area in the Baltic countries. Lots of nice restaurants and terraces and great atmosphere. Easy to recommend.

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Kings Lynn
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25 reviews 25 reviews
12 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Had 2 nice evenings wandering round the old city area. Plenty to see and a nice buzz around the area. I will go back as i didn't see everything.

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