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Old City Riga (Vecriga)

Address: around Maza Pils iela, Riga, Latvia
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Ranked #1 of 79 Attractions in Riga
Type: Neighborhoods, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Cultural
Activities: City walk sightseeing
Owner description: This charming maze of narrow and crooked cobblestone streets is filled with a mixture of...
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Type: Neighborhoods, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Cultural
Activities: City walk sightseeing
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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014 NEW

The Old City of Riga is the one travellers want to/should see in the capitol of Latvia. Nice buildings, narrow streets, art nuovo and old churches - hanging around for a while is a pretty good thing. Don't expect to much though.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 NEW

A nice old town center with many fine buildings. Many streets are still cobbled - and some are traffic free Take time to explore - You can not get too lost (it is only a small area with the River on one side and a Main Road on the other !

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 NEW

Some amazing old buildings. A lot now rebuilt after WW2 damage and they now have a major conservation project in hand to preserve many medieval buildings.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

It was absolute pleasure to be in RIGA, small town and cozy. All facilities can be reached within walkable distance and i was delighted staying there. Location of the city and buildings around it as well as design of each architectural work was amazing and interesting, attractive for tourists.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014 NEW

Christmas markets - no different to England to be honest but the cold , cold air added authenticity. Occupation museum was interesting and gave understanding of the teriible trials the Latvians have suffered over the years.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW

Just returned from a visit to Riga and the Christmas markets. Riga is a lovely old city with beautiful architecture and buildings, much along the likes of Prague. The cobbled roads and narrow street mainly keep out the traffic which is good, and around almost every corner you come across a small square with a bar or restaurant.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014 NEW

Honestly, there is not much to see, one night is basically enough to see everything nice. Old town is full of strip clubs and consumption bars with at least 20 girls working in the streets to pickup foreigners for consumption bars which are overpriced bars where the girls get a commission on the drinks the guys buy them. I personally... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

It's quaint and very pretty. Bring your camera and spend the day going around taking many pretty pictures. There is a free tour every day at around 10am which is excellent.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

I really like the old town with the architecture especially the house of blackheads. It is a must see district. There might be too much Cafe's but it did not bother me. I highly recommend Old Riga. The souvenirs are expensive and you cannot buy anything really under 3 Euros in the shops as it is obviously the centre part... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

We recently visited the old town in central Riga and thoroughly enjoyed ourself. Apart from the cold one really can spend hours hours there. There's lots there for adults to enjoy however for kids it's rather limited. We just strolled around and from there went to Riga main market which is also very interesting and historical.

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