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Old City Riga (Vecriga)

around Maza Pils iela, Riga, Latvia
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Ranked #1 of 82 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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Kings Lynn
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24 reviews 24 reviews
11 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Had 2 nice evenings wandering round the old city area. Plenty to see and a nice buzz around the area. I will go back as i didn't see everything.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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99 reviews 99 reviews
36 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

Large but still walkable (or take the miniature train from Dome square for a quick tour), filled with interesting buildings and churches. Bordered by the river on one side and parks on the other, making for a nice mix of views. For the classic view, I think, of the old town get across to the other side of the river... More

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North Chicago, Illinois
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34 reviews 34 reviews
8 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

There is amazing history going back for centuries in this compact area. From the Hanseatic League and Teutonic Knights to the present, there are structures for all to enjoy with lessons of perseverance and fortitude. The city has many beautiful art nouveau buildings that the Latvians lovingly restored after the Russian occupation of Latvia was over. There is also a... More

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New Zealand
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28 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

Loved Riga. Lots of shops, beautiful buildings and the people were friendly and helpful. Fun place also.

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Coquitlam, Canada
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103 reviews 103 reviews
46 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

Enjoyable to walk around. Lots of interesting architecture to visually feast upon. Fairly easy to locate various main attractions located in the area.

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Vancouver
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167 helpful votes 167 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

Not many cruise ships stop at Riga, but Oceania did this summer. We decided not to take a ship's excursion, but to explore the old town by ourselves as the port is very close to the sights. We walked the 15 minutes from our ship to the center of the old town using the wide public sidewalk alongside the river.... More

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Ocala
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW

Visiting the Old City of Riga is a definite must do while visiting. The Old Town is on one side of the river while the newer is on the other side. Beautiful old buildings. And, had a great quiet lunch which made a nice ending to a great day.

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Trinidad
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW

The Old City in Riga was so picturesque! The architecture of the buildings made you feel as if you were walking through a story book set way back in time. Beautiful flowers adorned the streets and this gave the setting a magical quality. There were lots of stalls which sold souvenirs and lots of places to have a meal and... More

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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014 NEW

Compact cobbled streets with surprises around every corner! Full of Latvian culture and museums, churches etc to explore at leisure.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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39 reviews 39 reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014 NEW via mobile

Walking the cobble streets of Old Riga takes you back to a different time. Take your time walking and exploring everything you can.

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