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Swedish Gate (Zviedru Varti), Riga

Categories: Landmarks, Tourist Spots
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3.5/5 based on 140+ reviews on the web
Walk under Swedish Gate (Zviedru Varti), the only remaining old gate of the city, which once separated the town from the outside barracks. Built through the fortress in 1689, the gate had a rather ambiguous purpose. According to some records, the archway was constructed in the name of Scandinavian occupation; others believe it served as a simple passage to the outside houses; still others claim that a rich merchant who owned the area where the wall was built decided to open a passage through it, thus avoiding paying taxes when entering the city with his goods. Make Swedish Gate (Zviedru Varti) a centerpiece of your Riga vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Riga trip itinerary planner.
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  • Interesting folklore relating to this. The city executioner used to leave a red rose in the window if somebody was to be executed the next day. I Love You bar next to it is also worth a visit. 
  • Place interesting. The remains of the wall, combined with residential buildings, and gates at the wall. Very good, if you will be accompanied by someone who will tell the story of the gate and, in General, this part of the city. Then the gates themselves, and neighboring objects and meaning. Near the gate, and more precisely-the arches in the ground enough driven barrels down the old cannons. If not ancient antiquity, that's exactly the story.
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  • We visited on a tour. It is landmark and now just inside the gate was the gate of soldiers past, but to be happy, stop by the newly married couple. So I, I guess that is not to be happy?
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  • Nice historical place, surrounded by beautiful old little streets. Good place for photos from old Riga.
  • Very historic place in Riga. Worth a visit and a good place to take photos.
  • In any case, do not know what to do. Take off your pants and run around
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  • Very nice there
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  • Interesting place. Every day there sits a woman and plays songs Alla Pugacheva:)
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