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Old City Riga (Vecriga)

Address: around Maza Pils iela, Riga, Latvia
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Ranked #1 of 139 things to do in Riga
Type: Neighborhoods, Landmarks & points of interest, Sights & Landmarks, Other
Activities: City walk sightseeing
Owner description: This charming maze of narrow and crooked cobblestone streets is filled with a mixture of...
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Type: Neighborhoods, Landmarks & points of interest, Sights & Landmarks, Other
Activities: City walk sightseeing
Owner description: This charming maze of narrow and crooked cobblestone streets is filled with a mixture of architectural styles including Nordic, Gothic, Renaissance, baroque and Jugendstil, plus such historic sites as the 13th-century Riga Castle, St. Peter's Church, the Swedish Gate and the Freedom Monument.

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Cologne, Germany
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

Lots of fun things to do. Just be careful at night and avoid the clubs that have hustlers at the front.

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Ilkeston
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

The buildings are beautiful! Really lovely. Lots of bars too and very cheap! Lots to see here and dont miss the markets!!

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United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Charming buildings, lots of Churches and lovely restaurants! It is a lovely area to wonder around in. You feel very safe and there is a nice friendly atmosphere.

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Rugby
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Great area to just wander around. Fascinating little streets with plenty of cafes, shops and beautiful buildings. It's easy to lose all sense of direction as you walk around although the spire of the church is great as a landmark if you do get lost. Wear comfortable shoes as the cobbled streets are not easy on heels!

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Naples, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

I must be honest with you: I did not have great expectations about Riga. I mistakenly thought it was just a small capital of a small country (you never know if you can trust what you read on guides,magazines, etc.) The reality is completely different. Good for the Latvian, for me and all the other tourists. The Old Town is... More 

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Riga, Latvia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Old Town, streets with interesting shops, walking distance of the hotels and interesing buildings and more .............

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Lovely old Town, cobbled streets with interesting shops, all within walking distance of the central hotels.

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Penang, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Central Riga is a typical Hanseatic town, with Gothic churches and halls, forceful German renaissance palaces, and a bustling network of streets that reflect its ancient role of mistress of the Baltic. It is fairly large, and just outside the perimeter of the old city wall there is one of Europe's better preserved and most elegant Art Nouveau areas -... More 

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Durham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Very scenic and pretty buildings. Quaint but not fussy and not busy either. Nothing to dislike- really liked the cobbled streets and the way the old town has been restored.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Old Riga is simply stunning. The juxtaposition of the historic architecture and the contemporary yet sympathetic renovations is breathtaking. A wonderful place to walk around on a cold, sunny day.

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