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Old City Riga (Vecriga)

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Address: around Maza Pils iela, Riga, Latvia
Phone Number: +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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Our 2nd visit

This was our 2nd visit to old Riga. The xmas markets are lovely especially so this visit as there was lots of snow. Very pretty and a must during December lots of hot mulled wine... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This was our 2nd visit to old Riga. The xmas markets are lovely especially so this visit as there was lots of snow. Very pretty and a must during December lots of hot mulled wine street food and celebrations. Very traditional with lots of handmade products to buy at very reasonable prices. Put old Riga on your "to do" list... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Spent 3 nights 4 days wandering around this historic city. Christmas markets and the Central Market are a must see this time of the year.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The old city of Riga is truly beautiful. There are plenty of wonderful buildings and it all just seems frozen in time. It is also kept spotless, and the many churches of the area are worth a visit. For that I give the 5*. It must be noted also that it is quite a small city after all, and you... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I fell in love with Riga Old City. Dating back to the earliest days of the 13th century, it offers an incredibly colorful and varied history. Having been influenced by its role as a part of Russia, Germany and Sweden at some point in its history,there is much to see. In addition to the many historical sites which, are all... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

A short 5 minute walk from the hotel is the Old part of Riga. The beuatiful hostorical architecture to the narrow stoned roads. You can just let your mind wonder back in time. It is filled with restaurants and all sorts of shops, spend two days there just exploring, but make sure you cast your eyes up as well, cause... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

On our Baltic states tour, Riga was the nicest town of all. No wonder it calls itself the Baltic capital. It's a perfectly restored city with fantastic mostly Art Nuveau architecture, gorgeous Old town with fantastic churches and squares. Easy covered on foot a full day is the minimum time this city deserves.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I spent several hours exploring the streets of Old Town and was very impressed by the beautiful architecture. Whilst it is very very touristy, it is still quite charming. Absolute favourite place was Town Hall Square.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Steps from our hotel was the heart of old Riga. Very beautiful and historical. Definitely a must see.

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Riga, Latvia is a human cesspool, inhabited by a native population almost exclusively engaged in thievery, pick -pocketing, drug pushing, and sex trafficking; I saw muggings in broad daylight while the police looked on, prostituites as young as twelve at the local McDonalds's here also was where junkies would shot up, the quant narrow streets are littered with dead cats... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The old town is an easy walking destination with plenty to see and lots of places to pop into for a coffee or a beer.

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