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Swedish Gate (Zviedru Varti), Riga

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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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  • Nestled downs quaint street and fairly easy to miss.. pretty little gate leading into an iconic street. A good sight on a walk around the lovely city of Riga  more »
  • Doors like this there are thousands, and in any of our peoples have this collection, and architectural element that's were the doors, to control and collect the transit of incoming and outgoing goods and tax with the delicious tariff. Sold you that you to defend the city, but if you want to defend a wall of truth, do not you holes... logical. and if you ask the owners of Davila, in the walls of Avila, House is not redundancy...
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  • Iconic place of Old Riga, make sure you walk through the gate (accessible from Jekaba Kazarmas) quite a few local pubs and bars around, with summer terraces during the warm season.  more »
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  • Make sure you know how it looks like before you check this spot out. I thought I couldn't find it but I was actually there right in front of the gate.
  • Remarkable location and attraction! Absolutely beautiful and recommended.
  • Very historic place in Riga. Worth a visit and a good place to take photos.
  • Nice historical place, surrounded by beautiful old little streets. Good place for photos from old Riga.
  • Nice feature in a nice part of the old town