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Old City Riga (Vecriga)

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Address: around Maza Pils iela, Riga, Latvia
Phone Number: 37167356023
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Activities: City walk sightseeing
Description: This charming maze of narrow and crooked cobblestone streets is filled...
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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Cobble stone streets and music

I was struck with the music that seemed to come from cafes, streets and people's homes - all different types. The cobble stone streets were hard to walk on, but the buildings... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

I was struck with the music that seemed to come from cafes, streets and people's homes - all different types. The cobble stone streets were hard to walk on, but the buildings were wonderful to see. We saw people with guides and that may have brought to life more of the stories and history of the area. Regardless, walking around... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Morning walk and canal tour around the city and the old town area. It is really a pleasant and lovely city filled with parks, statutes, canals and the bay.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

The old city is well preserved, with a lot of history, exists around 900 years and proudly presents a dramatic history of wars and occupations. Irrespective business or leisure, enjoy a city tour with a good guide, otherwise few details will remain hidden

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Such a lovely place to visit, beautiful buildings and lots to see. No need to spend money, can just wander around.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW via mobile

It is a charming middle age style town with lots of great buildings. St John's Church, the House of Blackheads, Liela & Maza Gilda, these are all beautiful buildings have to visit. Besides, there are many souvenir shops selling amber jewelleries, black cat decorations and Latvia style wool scarves.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

There are a lot of live music shows on the squares of the Old town of Riga in summer evenings. Splendid!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Old Riga is quite compact yet full of tiny miracles - intricate details, unusual buildings, surprising streets, lovely flowerbeds, unexpected corners, nice cafes... You can cross it in half an hour or wander several hours - whatever you choose. By the way, concerts at the churches are highly recommendable.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

This was our first trip to Riga and we loved every moment of it. We particularly enjoyed wandering round the market near the cathedral and sampling everything from cheese to smoked pigs' snouts and buying some locally made pottery and jewellery. The Old City is not big but it is perfectly formed with quiet streets and hardly any traffic and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

Although the old town is not that big, there is plenty to see and do. Lot's of beautiful old buildings and churches. Best to visit in the spring or summer so you can enjoy the outdoor restaurants and bars with live entertainment some evenings. Be sure to visit Jurmala as well, it's just a short train/taxi journey from Riga. Lovely... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

The old center has a lot to offer in beautifull buildings and there are (too!) many musea in there. I visited two and will review them separately. The city area is not that vast so that you can easily walk around in one day. But, if you want to visit musea as well take more time!

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Address: Address: around Maza Pils iela, Riga, Latvia
Phone Number: 37167356023
Location: Europe  >  Latvia  >  Riga Region  >  Riga

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