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Old City Riga (Vecriga)

around Maza Pils iela, Riga, Latvia
+371 67 356 023
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Old Town Walking Tour of Riga
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Riga Old Town Pub Crawl Including Famous Black Balsam
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This charming maze of narrow and crooked cobblestone streets is filled with a mixture of architectural styles including Nordic, Gothic, Renaissance, baroque and Jugendstil, plus such historic sites as the 13th-century Riga Castle, St. Peter's Church, the Swedish Gate and the Freedom Monument.
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  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
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around Maza Pils iela, Riga, Latvia
+371 67 356 023
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Wonderful and atmospheric area, with narrow cobbled streets, some great churches and architecture and a wide variety of places to eat and drink

Thank Visaman1
Reviewed 2 days ago

Very surprising to find such an interesting old part in the City of Riga, with old buildings in very good condition, the "Art Nouveau" area and a very nice park in the central city.

Thank Jean-Paul D
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Awesome gem in Riga. Yes it's touristy but it's what makes this place interesting and so close and central. Beautiful architecture here and I must say my favorite part.

Thank Teacher2014
Reviewed 4 days ago

Now a very modern old town surrounded by ugly modern buildings. The area between the park and river is small and safe to wander around. Has many shops, bars, cafes etc. Its nice to see but wouldn't make for anymore than a short weekend break....More

Thank Joe K
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Old town is the best place to go to. Im Latvian myself and love to go for a walk in oldtown every time im in Latvia. It has that old cosyness..buildings,places,lights,music etc. So many places to eat,have a drink or just walk around. In summer...More

Thank Marika T
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Most of the EastEuropean have these OldTown squares with lots of sights all around. Well this is no exception, not one but at least 4 major squares all connected by numerous cobble stoned alleys and plenty of sights and photo ops too. Plenty of cafes,...More

Thank avranga
Reviewed 5 days ago

New, nondescript restaurants have arrived that could be anywhere in Europe. There are still real gems to view with the old cobbled roads adding to the attraction.

Thank Jonathan M
Reviewed 6 days ago

The Old Town is probably the most interesting attraction in Riga, here you can find all the main spots of the city, like the St Peter Church, the Riga Dome and one of the best restaurants, the Folkklubs Ala Pagrabs. Also nice is on the...More

Thank TheEUTraveler
Reviewed 6 days ago

With a good guide book there really is no need for a guided tour. All significant locales are well within a 2-3 hour walk--more if you shop along the way.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Old town Riga seems to be "lost" to the money. Modern buildings and glass ceiling cafés turning up in the midst of Hanseatic buildings and loud rock music dominates the streets. Lots of nice food but mostly americanized style restaurants such as McDonald's, Double Coffee,...More

Thank Ted Walter H
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Response from traveladam2000 | Reviewed this property |
Stay sober, alert, & clean. Go to bed early, eat right, exercise, don't smoke. That'll eliminate 95% of problems. Follow my advice and you'll be fine.
23 May 2017|
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Response from crosswycke | Reviewed this property |
Lithuania has beautiful beaches on the Curonian Spit. I didn't see any in Latvia.
30 July 2015|
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Response from worldtripper2013 | Reviewed this property |
Opposite the freedome monument