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Old City Riga (Vecriga), Riga

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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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  • Riga old town is pretty, but the atmosphere in there is quite modern, compared to Tallinn for example. I wish they will guard the historian heritage in the future. Worth a visit, but not old enough fe...  more »
  • Although we were located in the heart of the old town we were still lost a few times ... Unlike in Tallinn things seemed out of place for the first day... Once we got our bearings right , it was quite...  more »
  • Small and size human lots of charm a lot of trade and of own art and absolute security
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