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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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Fascinating old world charm.

Wandering these old cobbled streets with wonderful buildings,museums and art galleries was a delight,with lots of pavement cafes,bars and restaurants ,it is a 'must' idiot city.

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York, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Wandering these old cobbled streets with wonderful buildings,museums and art galleries was a delight,with lots of pavement cafes,bars and restaurants ,it is a 'must' idiot city.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Old Riga is one of my favourite parts of Riga. Allow yourself to get lost in medieval streets and discover cosy cafe"s and galleries.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This is the place that you will spent most, if not all your time in Riga. It definitely deserves its reputation. The great art nouveau buildings that surround the area is what the center is all about. Every building has its own history, and although its a small town, the details on every building will catch your attention for a... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Small and compact but filled with lovely buildings and churches. Loved all the art nouveau buildings, the black cat building and the fairy castle building. Spend some time just walking around and looking at the buildings.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The city is not huge and it is easy to walk around it in a day. Wonderful art nouveau architecture in the Old Town.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Nice to wander, very laid back place. Lovely buildings. Local people very friendly. Not wheelchair friendly.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Wow, wow, and wow! Riga’s rabbit warren of tangled streets are steeped in mystery and architecture, everything from medieval to Art Nouveau. Chic cafés, sculptures, historic buildings, and hordes of tourists abound in what most other European cities call Old Town, such as Prague. A rose by any other name… I recommend a guided walking tour first to learn the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I had visited Riga before the fall of the Soviet Union and wow has it changed. Fortunately a lot of the old buildings were still standing and with care and an injection of money, have been restored to a very high standard. There is a stunning Art Nouveau district which is a must for architecture lovers. It's a great city... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Not perhaps as chocolate box perfect as Tallinn but I liked it better in some ways because it still feels lived in and isn't just a theme park style city dominated by tourists. Not all of it has been restored yet but that added to its charm. There's a mix of architectural styles - from the mediaeval to the early... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Old Town is filled with small stores and so many restaurants. It's amazing how many houses has been restored to its original. Very special architecture on the houses.

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