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Old City Riga (Vecriga)

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Address: around Maza Pils iela, Riga, Latvia
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+371 67 356 023

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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The old city

We had a great time in Riga. A historical and beautiful city. With cobble stone streets and one that is so narrow i could touch the buildings on both sides. We also enjoyed a... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
sean o
County Cavan, Ireland
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County Cavan, Ireland
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We had a great time in Riga. A historical and beautiful city. With cobble stone streets and one that is so narrow i could touch the buildings on both sides. We also enjoyed a night at the opera

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Riga, Latvia
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Old historical Riga center, many old building from middle ages, 12 th century and newer is all around. Nice place to walk, rest, visit some cafe in historic atmosphere. No dislikes, liked everything.

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Langshyttan, Sweden
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The old town of Riga is beautiful with lots of buildings to admire. But the food is quite expensive for being in Riga. But it's fun to stroll around the alleys and look at buildings and people. Remember to see you as you cross the road. Speaking of roads, all streets in the old town are cobblestone roads, with quite... More 

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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We had a brief overnight stay in Riga on the way to Warsaw. We were pleased at the ease to get to the Old Town from the airport and the compactness of the area. We had a pleasant meandering walk through the beautiful streets. Much to see and do but even brief visits are worthwhile. I can't wait to return... More 

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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

It was a very good feeling to walk through the old buildings and stone paved road. You could "read" the history from different architectures.

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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Although is was very tourist orientated, the old town had a great atmosphere and is small enough to enjoy all of in one day

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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

a day or two are enough to enjoy all the details of the old city form outside, if you like to try and all the restaurants - you need a lot of time.

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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

We stopped for 3 days in this wonderful little city and was literally blown away with how clean and friendly it is. The old city itself is easily navigated with signs directing you to all major sights. There are little coffee shops and smart bars scattered around all areas coupled with some fascinating stories attached to the historical buildings. There... More 

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Helsinki, Finland
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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Lovely place with so many well restaured beautiful buildings. It is really enjoyable to walk around, have a nice drink in many of it's cafes and restaurants. Service is always kind and friendly.

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Place is very pretty but you can tell it's been done up to show off to tourists. Prices are higher for most things and there are a lot of stag parties from the UK which almost make it feel like you are not on holiday. But all the same it's very nice and has lots of good places to eat

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