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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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  • A complete in the buildings near old town, with narrow streets and alleys to the discover. Of course many tourists and of course like everywhere now the standard consumption Temple chains. But in any case, spreading it is discreet as in many other old European cities. And there are also small, independent shops. Riga also go in the old town to the shop. Many pubs and restaurants. In April during the week but rather calm and tourist-free.
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  • It’s lost its walls and it isn’t as cutesy as others across Europe, but the old town in Latvia's capital, Rīga, still has an impressive array of historic buildings, oversized churches and cobbled lane...  more »
  • Eight centuries ago this place was bustling Harbor, in which the river Ridzene raised trading ships from the river Daugava. Sandy slope was strengthened pine and oak piles, wharf bustled. Who here has not been only! Overseas merchants, brisk local trade area, fishermen, artisans, farmers, missionaries ... In the summer of the year 1201 to shore moored military detachment under the leadership of Envoy of Pope-Archbishop Albert. The task to establish a fortress at the Baltic Sea he decided not with a sword, and money. Agreed with local residents to buy from them a piece of land the size of volov'ju. And when the hit on his hands, the Germans cut the skin into thin strips, sewed them into long Ribbon, and counted by a whopping 13 hectares near the harbour. The current address of the former residence of Livonian brothers of the sword-str. 13 January: under her disappeared centuries ago ancient River Ridzene.
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