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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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We felt as though we were intrepid travellers going to Riga having read some reviews about It. However, after a weekend trip I can report that we had a lovely time walking and... read more

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

We felt as though we were intrepid travellers going to Riga having read some reviews about It. However, after a weekend trip I can report that we had a lovely time walking and shopping around the old town after the sight seeing. We went to the Gallery Mall and had coffee in a beautiful little cake shop called Sala. We... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

Riga's old town is absolutely beautiful with plenty of historic buildings, and lovely cafes and bars

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Cologne, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

Lots of fun things to do. Just be careful at night and avoid the clubs that have hustlers at the front.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

The buildings are beautiful! Really lovely. Lots of bars too and very cheap! Lots to see here and dont miss the markets!!

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United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Charming buildings, lots of Churches and lovely restaurants! It is a lovely area to wonder around in. You feel very safe and there is a nice friendly atmosphere.

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Rugby
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Great area to just wander around. Fascinating little streets with plenty of cafes, shops and beautiful buildings. It's easy to lose all sense of direction as you walk around although the spire of the church is great as a landmark if you do get lost. Wear comfortable shoes as the cobbled streets are not easy on heels!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

I must be honest with you: I did not have great expectations about Riga. I mistakenly thought it was just a small capital of a small country (you never know if you can trust what you read on guides,magazines, etc.) The reality is completely different. Good for the Latvian, for me and all the other tourists. The Old Town is... More 

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Riga, Latvia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Old Town, streets with interesting shops, walking distance of the hotels and interesing buildings and more .............

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Lovely old Town, cobbled streets with interesting shops, all within walking distance of the central hotels.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Central Riga is a typical Hanseatic town, with Gothic churches and halls, forceful German renaissance palaces, and a bustling network of streets that reflect its ancient role of mistress of the Baltic. It is fairly large, and just outside the perimeter of the old city wall there is one of Europe's better preserved and most elegant Art Nouveau areas -... More 

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