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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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Lovely old Riga

Great place to wander around - beautiful buildings, pretty windy streets, little cafes - lots to see

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Paris, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Great place to wander around - beautiful buildings, pretty windy streets, little cafes - lots to see

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Strolling around the cobble stone streets, you are just amazed by the beautiful building styles over periods of several hundred years. A great place to visit.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota, Usa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Great walking, people watching and seeing buildings dating back to 16th century or before. TGI Fridays is an eyesore! Lots of cafes, restaurants, shops, open squares, flowers everywhere!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

If you've missed Riga on your travels before, you've really missed something special. The Old City is full of lovely old houses (hansa, jugend etc.), and full of buzzing life at least in the summer when we traveled there. Lots of slim alleys, sett pavings, atmospheric cafés and restaurants, nice hand-made gifts to bring home, and so on. I had... More 

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Heilbronn, Germany
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Just put on some comfortable shoes, grab a map and go on walking through old town. There are so many beautiful old houses, churches, narrow streets, nice parks, etc that you can simply walk around for one or two days without getting bored. You can visit museums, go to the top of a church, adore the architecture or just have... More 

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Innsbruck
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We spent a day and half walking about the beautiful old town. Great sights. Great atmosphere. Numerous outdoor bar, cafes and restaurants. Very lively.

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Jaegerspris, Denmark
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

It is highly recommended to visit and has a nice medieval atmosphere. You will not be able to get lost here as the area is quite small. Many nice buildings and even more churches ;o)

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

It is a lovely place to walk around with russian style of architecture. a lot of places you can stop and have a cup of coffee or a glass of wine/beer. not sure about the tour unless u r very into.the history of the city. we managed to walk around the town everywhere (we think) in the first 2 days!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We have taken a private tour around the old town and seen the underground tunnels which takes you to few cafes. It gave us a totally different overview of the city full of history and enriched with different local stories.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I visited Riga for one day while on a cruise of the Baltics. The old town is just a short easy walk from the cruise ship port. The old city is relatively small and easy to find your way around. I spend the morning wander the little streets and within two hours felt that I had seen most of the... More 

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