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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.
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Torna iela 11, Riga 1050, Latvia
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Reviewed February 24, 2019

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! Take a leisurely stroll past the stables, which have been converted into beautiful boutique shops and offices, before walking...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank HugoLV
Reviewed February 3, 2019

It was a part of Riga wall and i think it is located in a quite area of Riga, so walking there late in the evening is very peaceful and gives you a nice feeling.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank shiraziwine
Reviewed December 31, 2018

You'll naturally walk by it during your stroll around town.... and it's nothing special...nothing special at all.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Riplis
Reviewed November 22, 2018

If you are not told its there you may overlook it, but if in the Old Town and you are visiting the old defense wall, and learn the story of who they, the kings slept with...and helps to build the story to the visitor. What...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank HenriqueIndo
Reviewed October 25, 2018

It's just a gate-- however, nice to see a monument to commemorate Sweden's approx 100 years control of Latvia! Germans, Swedes, Russians. There is QUITE the history to Latvia as part of the Baltic nations-- read up before you go. Wikipedia knows all.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Tom S
Reviewed October 22, 2018 via mobile

This Old Swedish gate is a gate between to roads with many restaurants and nice houses. It is a reminder from the time when Riga was a part of the swedish empire. Nice place!

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed October 15, 2018

All the architecture in Riga is beautiful and so this was nothing of an exception but worth walking past this

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Wander_Lust1969
Reviewed October 8, 2018

This gate reminds us of the time when Riga was the largest city in the Swedish Empire (1621-1710) and many reforms were introduced in the country. The gate is the only one remaining in the old city wall.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank kattullus
Reviewed September 27, 2018

All the tours go through this gate, so you will find out why it's named thus. Locals artists around here and shops. It's just a gate, nowt fancy.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank D38lawn
Reviewed September 27, 2018

I quite liked the Swedish Gate, but I had a guide who gave us a few little stories to accompany our visit. Perhaps the stories are embellished, perhaps not, but they make a visit more interesting. She told us that the house to the left...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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