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Old City Riga (Vecriga)

Address: around Maza Pils iela, Riga, Latvia
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Ranked #1 of 95 Attractions 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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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015 NEW

Lovely cobbled walks, beautiful old buildings, peaceful and quiet.. Lots to take in and it is just a pleasant walk round. Coffee shops galore, should you want a stop or two in the cold winter!

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Wroclaw, Poland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 NEW

It's a cosy place, very good for walking, with stony roads and many interesting places and buildings to visit (don't forget to visit the Three Brothers). There are a lot of many nice restauratns, bars and pubs with international food, but you should try "pieliemieni" - traditional dumplings with different filling (delicious!).

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Athens, Greece
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

Excellent for walking around Riga's old town streets. There are a lot of small cafes(mostly with students) and a lot of antiqueries shops everywhere around the old streets.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

I did a free walking tour through the old town and also walked around a lot on my own. It is very lovely and always new little streets to discover! Enjoy!

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Mansfield uk
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

Liked it all :) Just explore you will be amazed.Went out exploring for 2 days and still there was more to see. We will have to go back.

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Vilnius, Vilniaus Apskritis, Lithuania
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

I wasn't really spellbounded, it is possible to see it all in an hour. More for those who doesnt like a lot walking.

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Split, Croatia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

What I loved most about Riga old town (except great bars and restaurants) is the fact that there are never too much tourists, even in summer time. No matter which age or what kind of person you are, you can enjoy equally. Lot of museums, great architecture, lovely restaurants, cool bars.. there is a lot for everyone. And it is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

It wass snowy and it had the Christmas market that was really pretty! Dont forget to get your hot wine if you travel on christmas!

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Baltimore, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Old city was beautifully decorated this winter with lots of small bazaars and hot glitvain wine:) lots of site seeing for tourists and locals. I recommend to walk city streets when it gets dark and all lights are on.

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Danville, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

Old town Riga is a maze of curving cobbled streets with many interesting churches, a beautiful restored synagogue and other buildings. There was a colorful display of giant, decorated snails in Riga and the central market is located in 5 enormous zeppelin hangars.

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