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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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Old Town and Art Nouveau Walking Tour of Riga

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Stunning Art Nouveau in the old city center

For me the main reason to visit Riga's old town were the art nouveau buildings with their stunning decorations. You can find many walking tours that will point you in the right... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 30, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

For me the main reason to visit Riga's old town were the art nouveau buildings with their stunning decorations. You can find many walking tours that will point you in the right direction, but I can advise you to focus on the buildings created by the Latvian architect Mikhail Eisenstein.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

a lot of terraces where to enjoy coffee and time with friends. beautiful architecture of old city. some hours of your day will be full of nice impressions.

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Alberta, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Old Town Riga is so much fun, lots of cool shops and churches and restaurants to see and walk around. Loved it. You must eat at Key Of Riga Restaurant and shop at their store next door. Another must is the Black Magic chocolate shop/café. Coolest chocolate places ever. Walk through a bookshelf hidden to secret stairs downstairs to more... More 

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Sheffield, UK
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 311 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

This is a great place with lots of beautiful art neuveau buildings. Many of the buildings have been done up and look great. There is no shortage of cafes. It is a shame international chains are allowed to infiltrate and soon they will take over.

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Riga, Latvia
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Lovely place with a sense of history. I am frequent visitor here, keep coming back and everytime is like the first time.

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Groningen, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

This part of town has a lovely vibe to it and the people are very nice. Besides, it is very clean and there are many places to eat and drink.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

It is so charming, never knows what you will see round the corner: medieval, Art Nouveau or modern building.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

This is why we came to Riga, and it is well worth visiting. Would recommend going at a weekend, parking is easier.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Old City Riga is a lovely plase to walk any time of the day. Streets are always full of people. There are restaurants all over the place. Beautiful buildings and scenery.

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Marlboro, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

This was my favorite old town of the Baltic region---homey, fun, gorgeous town square (and the stunning House of the Blackheads).

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

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