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Old City Riga (Vecriga), Riga
(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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  • Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia is the most beautiful and impressive in old city. A lot of movement on Friday and Saturday nights. People are generally good. Bicycle taxi needs to pay attention to because defraud a lot of events.
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  • The old town is small, but interesting! Major tourist sights: the Church of St. Peter with a viewing platform, the Duomo with the authority, the Town Hall square with the Town Hall, the home of "the blackheads" and Roland statue, powder tower, the military museum, the "three brothers"-three houses, well and interesting just to go on the streets, and day and night! There are many cafes, restaurants, souvenir shops and big department stores! The street is mostly paved, so wear comfortable shoes!
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  • I enjoyed Riga. I did not see any drunks or beggars. It a combination of really old buildings and old ones. Not as quaint as Tallinn but being right on the river adds another dimension. Found the peop...  more »