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Address: 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...

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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Part of old Riga

The Swedish Gate is part of the original wall used to fortify old Riga. It was used by the Swedes to enter Riga when Riga was a part of Sweden. It represents yet another part of... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Provincetown, Massachusetts
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Provincetown, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The Swedish Gate is part of the original wall used to fortify old Riga. It was used by the Swedes to enter Riga when Riga was a part of Sweden. It represents yet another part of Riga's long and ancient history. It is easy to view on any walking tour.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You find this gate in the old town. All the small streets around it are really nice to walk around and feel how old the city is.

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Riga, Latvia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

One of must-see places in Riga old town - the only remaining gate from the medieval city wall, which is now a part of residential buildings. Good place to make your pictures and listen to street musicians

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Almaty, Kazakhstan
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2016

It's a gate that is famous for its history and it's also a nice place to take pics. It's something that you will inevitably cross when you're walking around the city.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota, Usa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 13, 2016

There is only a gateway left of the Swedish occupation long ago. A cool place in Old Town where every tourist wants a photo at this passageway.

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Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 7, 2016

Interesting folklore relating to this. The city executioner used to leave a red rose in the window if somebody was to be executed the next day. I Love You bar next to it is also worth a visit.

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Stockholm, Sweden
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 23, 2016

I recommend you walking the area and taking part of history. Preferrably find a good guidebook somyou realy understand what your seeing.

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Ubud, Indonesia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 1, 2016

Northerly end of the old town areas, arch is fairly non descript but will be on your list if you are a history buff, as a historic division of swedish and latvian quarters. Nice plaza adjacent to it.

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Stockholm, Sweden
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016

you really have stop by here - on your first visit to Riga. it is a landmark and an absolute must to visit.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 8, 2016 via mobile

I love town gates, and since this is the only one left from its era, I wanted to make sure we saw it. It's not much--just an arch with a face on it. But worth seeing if you're into the history!

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