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Old City Riga (Vecriga)

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Address: around Maza Pils iela, Riga, Latvia
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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Clean pedestrian zone with lots of arts and crafts

Clean, beautifully groomed parks. Helpful, friendly people. Very nice arts and crafts displays, beautiful old buildings, restaurants cafe's. a tourists dream

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 2, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015 NEW

Clean, beautifully groomed parks. Helpful, friendly people. Very nice arts and crafts displays, beautiful old buildings, restaurants cafe's. a tourists dream

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015 NEW via mobile

Lovely old cobble streets, clean and tidy, with little boutique shops gently offering enviromently friendly and natural products. Architecture is great and if your feet need some rest you can always sit down in some outdoor cafe to have a rest and enjoy the life passing by.

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Shanghai, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015 NEW

time almost frozen since these building very erected the first time. captures one completely. could be overcrowed and less appealing in the high season (drinking beer gartens for tausends of people already ready and set), but end May / beginning June it's all yours

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Bern, Switzerland
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57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015 NEW

Riga 'Old Town' has so much to offer, from cool bars & restaurants, shops, cafe's and clubs. Lot's of touristy things to do and you will not be dissapointed. Cobbled streets so it's hard on the feet...

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Rehovot, Israel
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015 NEW

The Old Town of Riga is most interesting. We enjoyed especially the renovated Art Nouveau buildings. All in all the town is very clean, rich in medieval buildings and the specific National Romanticism Jugendstil, rich in interesting churches. The parks are beautiful and in very good shape, The Center enjoys many well-renovated buildings getting rid of the awful erosion of... More 

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Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015 NEW

The old city is large and there is so much to see and experience I would recommend at least 2-3 days in this area. The cobblestone streets are brutal for long walking days, so take lots of breaks to sit in a cafe and watch the city around you.

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Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

i recommend the old city on foot to discover. Really beautiful! Also the war museum is interesting. It is admission free and has very much information about the 1. and 2. world war and the lifes of the latvians before and after.

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Hasselt
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015 NEW

It is definetely one of the most beautiful, although small, old cites in Europe. Narrow streets, nice terraces, beautiful houses, good restaurants. Some people say that one has seen the town in 2days but they are wrong. We had 5 says and we could have stayed longer.

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Birmingham
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015 NEW

Could spend hours just wandering! The cat house and churches are highlights. The three brothers are also worth finding. Stunning and a highlight of our trip.

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Bucharest, Romania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW via mobile

The Old Town looks very nice in the capital of Latvia,Riga.The buildings are nice,well preserved with beautiful squares.There are plenty of restaurants and coffee shops where you can enjoyed the good food or a cup of coffee.The area of the Old Town is not very big so it will take you aproximatley 2 hours to do a tour.You will find... More 

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