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Old City Riga (Vecriga)

around Maza Pils iela, Riga, Latvia
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Ranked #1 of 77 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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Riga, Latvia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

Must see place if you are in Riga, Latvia. Tons of shops and restaurants. Deep history going back as far as 13 th centuy when the main cathedral was built.

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Riga, Riga, Latvia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Beautiful architecture, inspiring peace and atmosphere. I bet the feeling here now is like it used to be in Paris, when it was not so crowded with tourists and street salesmen. Peace, harmony, beauty and high quality culture events - Riga for culture gourmand is a perfect place to rest and let to be satisfied and pampered. Best part is... More

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Chatham, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Architecture was very interesting, but some buildings really do need to be restored. It's a pity the old wooden buildings are neglected.

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Istanbul
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32 reviews 32 reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW via mobile

Riga old town is a beautiful place. It is very well preserved, has a very elegant atmosphere. It has many many coffee shops and restaurants, all very good, excellent service, reasonably priced. You have to walk around , even without a map you can easily discover the town and see all the attraction points.

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Vilnius, Lithuania
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

If you really want to enjoy the old town, just pick a map and explore. Make sure u carry a fully loaded camera to capture enthralling clicks.

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London, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
6 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

Great to wonder around and exlpore Old, cobbled streets and medieval architecture. Many old churches and several squares to visit. Also good nightlife with many bars. Lots of places to have a meal. Fairly easy to navigate around.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

Beautiful :) many bars and nice coffee shops and local attractions. Gets a bit rough at night cause of drunk people. Recommended tho!

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Singapore, Singapore
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37 reviews 37 reviews
27 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

Nice place to wonder around. The top of st peters church offer the best scenery in the old town. it is a must go!

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London
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49 reviews 49 reviews
15 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

Lovely architecture,very quiet when we visited (March 14) lots of bars. Female staff very unfriendly but the men are much happier

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Dublin
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98 reviews 98 reviews
8 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

If visiting Riga for a weekend I would recommend staying in the old town. Or at least visiting it. It is small but has a lot of character and there is always something to do. The architecture is beautiful. There are many unusual cafes and restaurants where culinary delights can be sampled. The bars range from touristy irish/English type bars,... More

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