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“OLD CITY - well mantained”

Old City Riga (Vecriga)
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Old Town Walking Tour of Riga
Ranked #1 of 223 things to do in Riga
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Owner description: 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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“OLD CITY - well mantained”
Reviewed February 25, 2013

The Old Town of Riga is a fascinating collection of ORIGINAL buildings, that have been restored to their original splendour.
It is easy to navigate on foot between the Dougava river and City canal.The sight seeing bus that we took ( 2 x 45 minute trips for 10 LAT), takes you further afield and the commentary gives a great insight into the struggles of the Latvian people.

Visited February 2013
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“Amazing buildings....”
Reviewed February 24, 2013

Well worth a walk around, ensure you take your time and look up! The lay out can be confusing and some maps are not clear so make sure you go to the tourist office first in the square named Ratslaukums and get some accurate information.

Visited February 2013
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“Take foot cream and good boots -”
Reviewed February 21, 2013

you will walk and walk and walk . . . . . . and it's mostly cobbled. If you are going to go out of the Summer season, do try to go in the depth of winter - the Old Town is very atmospheric after dark when there's snow everywhere (just wrap up warm).

Visited February 2013
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“Top notch”
Reviewed February 20, 2013

Every thing within walking distance Plenty to see and do shopping to culture restaurants to bars. I totally.loved my time in riga. I got the 22 bus into town and that was was the last time I got into a vehicle

Visited February 2013
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“Fine City”
Reviewed February 20, 2013

Beautiful city with beautiful views. Old town is friendly and warm. Its a nice place for a walk. There were many tourists even in January. So you can find many places with fine food and wine.

Visited January 2013
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