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Old City Riga (Vecriga)

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Address: around Maza Pils iela, Riga, Latvia
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+371 67 356 023
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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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Lovely old town

Lots of lovely little side streets and a couple a big squares, cobbles streets and little nooks. The "old town" is very touristy worth a visit.

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Bicester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Lots of lovely little side streets and a couple a big squares, cobbles streets and little nooks. The "old town" is very touristy worth a visit.

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New Mills, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is a lovely friendly city. Lots of interesting places to visit. The people are the friendliest we have ever met and almost everyone speaks perfect English. We did not use public transport as we found everything within easy walking distance. Lots of variety of food establishments to suit all tastes and pockets. Must visits should be the Ghetto museum... More 

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Ghent, Belgium
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Nice city to visit for a few days. A beautiful old town center to wander around, friendly people who speak English most of the time. A nice collection of restaurants and pubs too.

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Vilnius, Lithuania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Nice old town with many restaurants and shops.Lovely architecture.Christmas time is nice! Most people speak English in this area.

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Novi Sad, Serbia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Nice buildings, many people, good for a walk, espessialy when there are Christas markets, loved the place...Eat something good here and try Riga Balsam :)

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Province of Florence, Italy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Riga is well worth a visit. The city is in a time warp with lots of character and culture. There are lots of places to visit. The local food and beers are excellent. The way to see the sights is on foot although the bus tour is okay. The city is also safe to walk around. The Latvians love to... More 

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Hastings, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

The old town is quite small but very lovely! Lots of colour and cobbled streets, you can get lost but not for long! It's lovely to wander through, and better with some info or a guide to share with you the history

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The old town is very walkable even in the snow. The snow actually makes the whole experience more magical. Everything, monuments, museums, . shopping centre and market are all easily accessible by foot. There are restaurants and bars a plenty so even when it's freezing there is somewhere to get warm. You could actually see all the major sites in... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We thoroughly enjoyed old Riga with its many narrow cobblestone streets, colourful facades, churches and nice people. Lots to see here so take your time!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The old town is a beautiful place to walk around and think. However it is quite small and you wont discover anything new after 2 days.

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