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Old City Riga (Vecriga)

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Address: around Maza Pils iela, Riga, Latvia
Phone Number: 37167356023
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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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beautiful, small, and walker-friendly.

Beautiful city, great place to wander around. Not too big. Very little cars. Lot's of lovely places to have a drink.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 3, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 NEW

Beautiful city, great place to wander around. Not too big. Very little cars. Lot's of lovely places to have a drink.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 NEW

Riga is tge the capitl of Art Nouveau. More than 800 building and on UNESCO list from 1997 and must be better than Praha!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

Amazing to see so much of a period area so well preserved; like walking through a door into history.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

Neat and attractive Old Town as well as the new part of town adjacent and close by. Worth visiting if in the area for at least a half day.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Walkin in old Riga is very entretaining and enjoyable. You can enjoy the different buildings, the squares with restaurants and also some interesting churches. Walk around and enjoy it.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

For me the main reason to visit Riga's old town were the art nouveau buildings with their stunning decorations. You can find many walking tours that will point you in the right direction, but I can advise you to focus on the buildings created by the Latvian architect Mikhail Eisenstein.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

a lot of terraces where to enjoy coffee and time with friends. beautiful architecture of old city. some hours of your day will be full of nice impressions.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Old Town Riga is so much fun, lots of cool shops and churches and restaurants to see and walk around. Loved it. You must eat at Key Of Riga Restaurant and shop at their store next door. Another must is the Black Magic chocolate shop/café. Coolest chocolate places ever. Walk through a bookshelf hidden to secret stairs downstairs to more... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

This is a great place with lots of beautiful art neuveau buildings. Many of the buildings have been done up and look great. There is no shortage of cafes. It is a shame international chains are allowed to infiltrate and soon they will take over.

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Riga, Latvia
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Lovely place with a sense of history. I am frequent visitor here, keep coming back and everytime is like the first time.

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Address: around Maza Pils iela, Riga, Latvia
Phone Number: 37167356023
Location: Europe  >  Latvia  >  Riga Region  >  Riga

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