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Swedish Gate (Zviedru Varti)

Torna iela 11, Riga 1050, Latvia
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This is the only surviving city gate of Riga, which was built into the city wall in 1698 during Swedish rule.
  • Excellent23%
  • Very good38%
  • Average35%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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Torna iela 11, Riga 1050, Latvia
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"provide access"
in 3 reviews
"remaining gate"
in 3 reviews
"red rose"
in 3 reviews
"cobbled street"
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"old city"
in 14 reviews
"romantic story"
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"nice piece of history"
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"window ledge"
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"nice area to walk"
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"pretty street"
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"tourist groups"
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"steeped in history"
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"taking photos"
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"photo opportunity"
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"walking tour"
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"powder tower"
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"soviet times"
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

For an historically important location in the Old Town, we walked right under it and didn't realise. Not marked and no information about the gate nearby. A little underwhelming compared to other historic gates.

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Reviewed 5 days ago

Situated in a picturesque historic area, with a lot of restaurants and cafees. A good destination for a walk in the old town.

Thank Anneli P
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very nice gate, but hard to find because there are no signs posted. Among the street, there are several handcraft stores and also local restaurants.

Thank Janne P
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Reviewed April 22, 2018

The gate is one of the few that survived so from that perspective it is interesting. The gate is in a street which means its atmospheric.

Thank David C
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Reviewed April 11, 2018

Swedish Gate is on one of the pedestrian passageways through Old City center. Easy to miss. I found it by accident.

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Reviewed February 23, 2018

This Swish Gate is the oldest remaining portion of the Old Town fortifications. Every thing else have been teared down as artillery progressively made them obsolete. This fragment was restored during Soviet times, which is responsible for its rather 'new' look. In the old days...More

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Reviewed February 19, 2018

The Swedish Gate does not stand out you could walk through it and not realize unless you are doing a Walking tour..So best do a Walking tour of the old town.

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Reviewed February 10, 2018 via mobile

The Swedish gates can be just gates you could pass by without notice. But if you read the legend they can really make your imagination work! A young girl fell in love with a Swedish soldier but secret love was forbidden so they were punished....More

2  Thank Olga S
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Reviewed January 19, 2018

Take a leisurely stroll past the stables, which have been converted into beautiful boutique shops and offices, before walking through the Swedish gate and enjoy the glorious old buildings and shops on either side of the road.

Thank Carol D
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Reviewed January 15, 2018

A bit underwhelmed to be honest, it's an arch in the buildings. Not Riga's finest attraction but worth going to take a look. Just no need to stay long

Thank Turtle5954
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