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Old City Riga (Vecriga)

around Maza Pils iela, Riga, Latvia
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Ranked #2 of 92 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

Super beautiful, however you can walk everything around in one day. I won't recommend to take a bus tour as everything is close.

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Surfers Paradise, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

Riga is a delightful city and plenty to do. A place I could easy return to. Cobblestones ,narrow streets, nice craft shops (all craft made in Latvia), statues, parks & history ,Riga has much to offer the tourist. Of an evening good restaurants, some with live music. Just to sit a wee while & watch the crowds pass by. People... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

Riga is bigger, busier and not as quaint as Tallinn. We parked on the river bank opposite the Old Town then walked up to the Town Hall Square and St Peter’s Church. Next was Livu Suare where they were selling large stone animal sculptures. Had coffee there. Then we returned via a lot of old houses (including the famous one... More

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Haderslev, Denmark
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

The old town is romantic. My kids love to watch all the colourful buildings. It is easy to find way, and lots of small restaruants and hotels. It reminds me of cracow or prague.

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Al Jubail, Saudi Arabia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

It is wonderful to see old buildings still in use, and whose architecture and craftsmanship is still appreciated. Take the time to see the parks, the statues, the buildings and the narrow streets. Buy some flowers and give them to someone you love, or just put them at the war memorial and promise not to go to war again.

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Linz, Austria
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3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Very clean, beautiful buildings and quite charming atmosphere. And despite the fact that Riga is the largest city in all Baltic states the old town of Riga offers a rather quiet and relaxing surrounding ideal for a long stroll around the nice restaurants and the beautiful streets and little parks.

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

I enjoyed walking around Vecriga, but it is clearly a tourist trap. If you visit Riga, make sure to get outside this small area and explore the true city.

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

Riga has to be one the nicest cities on the European continent and we found this by fluke !!! ( Cheapest fare between Istanbul and Berlin included a stopover in Riga ) . The old city is simply splendid !!! My recommendation would be to take an HOHO bus (there are at least 3 different companies ) , tour the... More

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

Strolling through Riga's old city was a highlight of my trip to the city. The old architecture is beautiful and brought my imagination back in history.

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Potsdam NY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

This was a very interesting place to visit. I would recommend this to all visitors to Riga. Nothing to dislike everything to like.

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