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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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If you're in Riga just for a short while, this is is the part of town you should focus on to begin with. Just take a stroll between the beautiful old houses, taste some of the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

If you're in Riga just for a short while, this is is the part of town you should focus on to begin with. Just take a stroll between the beautiful old houses, taste some of the traditional pastries and just enjoy the atmosphere of Rigas historical city centre! Give it at least one day and one night!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

The charm of the old city is remarkable. There are different neighborhoods and various architectural styles. What a wonderful stroll.

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Victoria Capital Regional District, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

anything and everything at the market. We walked around our entire neighbourhood. You Had a good feel to it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Me & My Lovely Wife been to Riga for 3 days !!! & we absolutely Love it !!! Especially Old Town !!! In that part of the city they have so many cool Restaurants and Bars with difrent Cousins ,( our favourite; Cuban Cafe and Single Malt Bar ;) so many difrent Churches & Amazing Architecture!!! Must go there while... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Riga city center is full of architectural gems all (facades, gargoyles, etc.). It is small enough to go mainly by foot around the city. Also, beware that Riga tourist card is only worth buying if you plan to have a guided tour since there are sadly not that many good museums included. Among all the places of interest in the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

Do not miss the Art Nouveau area designed by Eisenstein, although many other architects are in the old town. Lots of interesting museums, plenty of history on the Russian occupation and liberation and much acknowledgement of the Holocaust, all of which commemorate the horrendous past.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

Old City (let's assume we're talking about the part of the Old City that lies surrounded by the city canal) is faily small. If you make it your goal, you can go down every single street in a matter of one day. Still, it's better that you actually do this. Riga is very poised. Like all Hanseatic towns, it has... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

Loved the architecture and the history of this city. Most museums were free or cheap/donation. The city is small enough to get around by foot so you don't necessarily need to get a travel card or anything like that!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

Walking amongst the cobbled streets of Old Town Riga is a lovely way to enjoy a day. The architecture is beautiful and there's lots to see (churches, museums), quaint shops, friendly and relaxing sidewalk cafes. I found the price of amber to be best in Riga and Klaipeda. Had hoped to see the interior of Blackheads house, but it now... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 NEW

Historical place and world heritage site. Beautiful buildings. Freedom monument, St. Peter's Church, House of Blackheads...many attractions.

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