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Old City Riga (Vecriga), Riga

Categories: Neighborhoods, Landmarks, Tourist Spots
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4.7/5 based on 4,200+ reviews on the web
At Old City Riga (Vecriga), see its famous old churches and cathedrals, such as Riga Cathedral and St. Peter's church. Pick up a city map from the tourist information center, and stroll the narrow cobblestone streets much like 19th-century Latvians did. Note the distinctions among German, Russian, Italian, and Dutch architecture, and keep an eye out for the House of Blackheads and the Swedish Gate along the remains of the ancient city walls. On a guided tour, you can learn more about this town that has been the economic, financial, and cultural center of Baltic region since the 13th century. Don't forget to sample some of the traditional Latvian fare at one of the many restaurants. Plan to visit Old City Riga (Vecriga) and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Riga attractions using our Riga trip generator.
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  • After a morning tour I explored on my own. And promptly got so turned around it took a while to reorient myself. Plus side? Musicians and shopping and a tasty pastry. I would recommend a GPS, walking ...  read more »
  • This was our first time in Riga and we loved it from start to finish a week later. The architecture was wonderful and at times it felt like a we were in an enchanting gingerbread land. Highly recommen...  read more »
  • Generally nice city prefer vilnius old town this place has not only cold weather but cold people expect your change slammed on the counter,grumpy service,a Man in a shop became really annoyed with me ...  read more »
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