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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  • It is a very interesting city. Little organized and in very good condition. I was surprised with the quality of the old town since the details that are on all sides are of good quality. the streets of stone in perfect condition within the old city there are enough activities for a couple of days of entertainment and then are shopping malls, convenience stores and restaurants. It is worth getting lost and wander for some streets close. Without direction fixed.
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  • Great city with unique mix of architecture, so many styles from the history of the city. Cobbles can be hard going.  more »
  • Boring and dead city. Do not go there with family or couple, nothing to see or explore. Waste of time.  more »
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