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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  • August 17, 2017
    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 »
  • August 17, 2017
    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.
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  • August 17, 2017
    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 »

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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.
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