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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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  • ... poor historical sightseeing spots is "drag-fetched". insignificant objects are from this series! About anything ....
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  • Part of the original Riga wall and constructed in 1698 to provide access to the Barracks. It sits on a pretty street (Torna iela) lined with pubs and restaurants. However, the famous facade is actuall...  more »
  • City Hall Plaza like a place not crowded. It is a city gate located in a quiet street. Is there way inside is lined with homes. Was largely unaffected by that gate. Only Sweden gate gate remained in the old town of... Try stop clean around the building you come to old town it's not it.
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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