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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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This charming maze of narrow and crooked cobblestone streets is filled with...

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 Architecture

This is one of my favorite places. It is full of beautiful architecture and old fashioned buildings. Besides that you can also find various outside markets selling traditional... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
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Kensington, California
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This is one of my favorite places. It is full of beautiful architecture and old fashioned buildings. Besides that you can also find various outside markets selling traditional Latvian clothing, jewelry, food, souvenirs, and etc. People have not liked the weather but when it is a little cloudy and rainy it adds the suspense and the special Latvian touch.

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Adria, Italy
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Beautiful old town and Town Hall Square, full of cobble streets. The centre of Riga is very picturesque but small and easily-seen on foot. Of course full of bars and restaurants for all tastes and wallets.

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france
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Like the 2 other Baltic's capital a must to be done ...and return. Plenty of restaurants/bars/cafés that makes it livelly

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Very pretty city, but very, very cold. Stunning architecture. Wandering around would be lovely in the summer, but the severely cold temperatures means you end up nipping from pub to pub. There are worse things in life!

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Thank MickScott1965
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

It's always nice to go back and through the old town. Things are changing. Shops and cafes are changing. But the magic and the history remains. A must to in Riga 💖

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Beautifully restored old city, with quaint cobblestone sidewalks reminiscent of Historic old European style. Affordable and excellent food at many restaurants and cozy cafes. Vintage tea houses are a must visit. Can buy natural Amber and pearl jewelry at many souvenir shops for so cheap!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Lovely wonderful old town well worth seeing. Considering it was war torn and under strict regimes until the 80s it is amazingly well maintained and authentic

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Fareham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Worth a visit but I was glad there weren't many people there as the elevator is very slow and quite small. View is pretty good.

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Riga, Latvia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Breathtaking views, lovely little streets, high-class restaurants, interesting museums especially Latvian War museum !

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed her for four nights and we spent hours walking around the small cobbled streets of old town. It was very easy to navigate once you had done it once. The architecture was beautiful, the first couple of days we were there everything was covered in snow. The snow then turned into ice so it was interesting walking without... More 

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