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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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  • walking around in the old city is a great experience,love the architecture.lots of restaurants and places to have a drink  more »
  • All three capitals of Baltic states have wonderful old city centres, each interesting in their own way. Riga has a mix of hanseatic architecture, part of the Old Riga really feels like from High Middl...  more »
  • The first impression on the drive from the airport was rather sobering. The city has a very Russian. The old town is certainly very nice, but not in the winter. The cobblestone is annoying at some point. The Café are certainly nice, but nothing special.
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