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Old City Riga (Vecriga)

Address: around Maza Pils iela, Riga, Latvia
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Ranked #1 of 76 Attractions in Riga
Type: Neighborhoods, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Cultural
Activities: City walk sightseeing
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Owner description: 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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Nottingham, UK
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9 reviews 9 reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014 NEW

Very pretty old town. Lots of fantastic architecture to see and full of cultural events. I highly recommend a visit.

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Derby, UK
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

Very pretty and lots to see and do. Great choice of bars/restaurants/cafes too. Get a map as we ended up walking in circles a lot!

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Lincolnshire
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109 reviews 109 reviews
22 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

Lots to see. It was lively, plenty of music of all varieties available. Nice bars and restaurants. Historic old buildings and streets. A place that deserved more time than I had.

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Rome, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014 NEW

The old city is not so huge to visit. By walking it takes half day to see the various streets and the buildings. Very clean and safe even during the night. There are various shops, restaurants and cafe. For the guys be aware that if some girls try to talk with you is not because you are a good looking... More

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Tartu, Estonia
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5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014 NEW

Beautiful city with a lot of restaurants, bars and so on. There are a lot of museums but unfortunately a few of them are closed until 2015.

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

The old city is full of architectural gems. Nightlife is magical on a summer evening as there are free musical performances at many bars ranging from classical to blues to jazz to folk music. We went back every evening of our 4 night stay just to soak up the atmosphere. We did not feel pressured to buy drinks though we... More

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Portland, Oregon
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

We were unprepared for how beautiful this city is with its cobblestone streets and interesting architecture. Certainly a must-see, I am amazed to realize I had never been told before. Picturesque. Intriguing.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

nice to walk there take some pictures.eat and have a coffee.there are shops and a mall that you can visit.enjoy your walk in the small streets

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Wonderful city, nice citizen, very friendly atmosphere. The weither is maybe the only small issue, warmer would be paridise place to leave in...

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Tungelsta, Sweden
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Here you can enjoy old architecture in a small and cosy city. I enjoyed to take a walk there. But the reason I'm not giving it a five star is because of the prices in restaurants and cafés. They are a lot expensiver in this area. So, go here for the house-sightseeing but I would recommend to eat elsewhere.

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