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“Make sure to visit Troksnu Street just by the gate” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Swedish Gate (Zviedru Varti)

Swedish Gate (Zviedru Varti)
11 Tornu iela,, Riga, Latvia
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Ranked #79 of 146 things to do in Riga
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Owner description: This is the only surviving city gate of Riga, which was built into the city wall in 1698 during Swedish rule.
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“Make sure to visit Troksnu Street just by the gate”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2013

The Swedish Gate is not remarkable in itself but it is the last surviving entranceway through the medieval walls that you'll find in Riga. The small lane that runs on the inside portion of the wall just by the gate is one of the prettiest in Riga - make sure to find it and snap a few photos.

Visited July 2013
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“must see, but not much to see”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2013

I cannot explain why this landmark is so important. Every time I show someone around we go through this gate, but actually there is nothing special about it. It is just there and it has name

Visited June 2012
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“Nice stop in Torna iela”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2012

Nice part of the old city built on 1698 while the Swedes where in power. Worth to visit also the Powder tower and the cafes and gift shops on the Torna iela.

Visited October 2012
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“A quick photo .....”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2012

I do not think the Swedish Gate is anything to boast about but considering how small Riga is and how few places are really worth visiting, I would say it is worth a photo.

Visited September 2012
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“A Quick Photo Op”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2012

By itself this gate is a little above average with its story but for the most part it is a part of a lot of other little things that make Old Town interesting.

A quick photo op here and you won't miss it because there is almost always someone standing in front of the gate taking photos. Once you cross through the gate you will immediately notice you are not in Old Town any more. The ho hum of real life housing is on the other side.

Put this location on your map and make it a point to walk by but the gate itself should take no more than 10 minutes.

Visited June 2012
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