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. Start your trip to Riga by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.
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  • A charming area of The Old Town easy to walk around in a couple of hours, so no need to use taxis to get around. Plenty of cafes and restaurants.  more »
  • The best thing about European cities is that preserve or rebuild their city centres. Riga has a lovely one that you can walk around, marvel at the old buildings, sit in a cafe, eat lovely meals...  more »
  • Very charming place, a mixture of different architectural styles, every corner looks like a maze , cobbled streets that you’ll see Nordic, Gothic, Baroque, even Renaissance and Jugendstil. Highly...  more »
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