Old City Riga (Vecriga), Riga

4.7
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. Start your trip to Riga by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.
Create an itinerary including Old City Riga (Vecriga)
map
Old City Riga (Vecriga) Reviews
Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5
5,188 reviews
TripAdvisor
  • We loved everything about Riga from the spectacular buildings to the art to the wonderful relaxing parks to the cool cafes to the fascinating old town. Lots to see if you just wander around (no need f...  more »
  • The old town of Riga is atmospheric, cozy and homely. Take a tour of the evening when they ignite lanterns, lighted buildings and cafes is over music and has a pleasant buzz. The old city tangle quite a few harmless lumpolujów and is generally safe. Approximate price for. We are happy to wrocilibyśmy there again.
    View original
  • This is what you came to see in Riga and you won't be disappointed. Loads of cobbled streets, old churches, Art Nouveau architecture, cute shops and cafes, etc. However, the central street Kalku Iela ...  more »

Plan your trip to Riga

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Where to stay in Riga

As tourism surges in Riga, accommodation options and variety have grown too. The Baltic capital has quality lodging for every budget, from centrally located and affordable hostels, to private apartments and hotel rooms, to chic main-street hotels. The Old Town, a World Heritage Site, sits at the center of it all, so consider staying here if you want to be in the thick of things. For lower prices, look slightly outside of the city's core but within walking distance. For somewhere a little quieter, check out neighborhoods like Agenskalns and Tornakalns, which are less touristy, well-preserved districts.
Live like a local, find unique places to stay
Millions of travel reviews on TripAdvisor

Plans in Riga by other users

9 days in Vilnius, Riga & Estonia BY A USER FROM BELGIUM February, popular PREFERENCES: February ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 4 days in Riga BY A USER FROM SPAIN March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 11 days in Europe BY A USER FROM GREECE December, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 13 days in Europe BY A USER FROM GREECE December, popular PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Riga BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM January, popular PREFERENCES: January ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 17 days in Europe BY A USER FROM GREECE December, culture, relaxing, romantic, beaches, fast-paced, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: December, culture, relaxing, romantic, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Fast-paced 26 days in Europe BY A USER FROM GREECE December, culture, historic sites, popular PREFERENCES: December, culture, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 27 days in Europe BY A USER FROM FINLAND July, culture, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, slow & easy, hidden gems PREFERENCES: July, culture, relaxing, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 23 days in Europe BY A USER FROM INDIA December, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: December, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 22 days in Europe BY A USER FROM INDIA December, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: December, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 1 day in Riga BY A USER FROM SWEDEN November, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, popular PREFERENCES: November, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 35 days in Riga BY A USER FROM SWEDEN November, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: November, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium
View more plans