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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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Really enjoyed spending an afternoon and evening in Old Riga. This is a compact area where almost everything is within about 10 minutes' walk from the Cathedral Square. It's an... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 22, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

Really enjoyed spending an afternoon and evening in Old Riga. This is a compact area where almost everything is within about 10 minutes' walk from the Cathedral Square. It's an easy place just to explore and see where the road takes you, although you'll want to get a map, so that you don't miss some of the highlights. The downtown... More 

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Modiin, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

NIce and sweet place to go for a couple of days. Old town is beautifully restored with shops, restaurant and bars mostly in impressive old buildings. the river park surrounding the old town is a nice a relaxing walk. Loads of local hotels.

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Riga, Latvia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Walk around in old Riga. Enjoying this beautiful old town with its streets from Middle Ages. Have a drink of Riga Black Balsam and some food at some of the many resturants and pubs there.

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Moscow, Russia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

We liked the Old Town very much. The building that we liked most of all was Dome Cathedral. The first day of our holiday we managed to visit a pipe organ concert. We were overjoyed.

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Vancouver, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Riga was not bombed or militarized like many European capitals so here you see the buildings of 700 years time. Walk the cobblestones Richard Wagner tred. You can feel the culture that gave rise to such as Mikhail Baryshnikov and the great hockey player Artūrs Irbe. Explore the Opera House and even if you speak not a word of Latvian... More 

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Bogota, Colombia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Did a day visit off a cruise ship which dicked within easy walking distance of the old town. The town has been really well restored after the numerous wars fought there. A lot of shops and small museums. Great cafes/restaurants on the "main drag". Really nice to sit and watch people. The service is lacking but made up for in... More 

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Bedford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

The Vecriga has some stunning architecture both modern and medieval - the whole space is very clean with excellent parks, squares and all your tourist needs catered for.

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Oslo, Norway
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Walk around in old Riga. Have a drink and some food at some of the many resturants and pubs there. Try the local food. It is good.

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Amman, Jordan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

You just forget all your troubles and worries while walking there... Enjoying the simplicity of this beautiful old town with its beautiful peaceful people...

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Burnley, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Dont believe the poor reviews on Tripadvisor, there was 11 of us mainly aged about 40 yrs old. We didnt see any bother and the people treeted us very well. You will find trouble in any europeon town if you go out acting like a Kn-b.

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