Old City Riga (Vecriga)

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Old City Riga (Vecriga)
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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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T K
Limerick, Ireland298 contributions
A trip down memory lane
Sep 2021
Splendid architecture and so many gems and landmarks in between the many narrow but wonderful streets. Such a nice pleasant atmosphere in the Old Town and there is so much to do here and there is something for everyone.
Written 6 September 2021
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Huliganka21
Orlando, FL182 contributions
Full of history
Aug 2021 • Friends
This was my first visit to Old City Riga and it’s full of historical facts and amazing architecture. It’s comparable with Tallinn but Riga’s old part is larger and worth the visit. Roaming streets and visited churches. We got lucky and were able to listen to organ music in Dome cathedral. Then took elevator to viewing platform at St. Peter’s cathedral. We stayed in Hilton and it’s a superb location for old town exploration for the price. Book excursion through one of local guides and it will be fantastic few hours spent learning about the city and Latvia’s history.
Written 29 August 2021
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johanekenstierna
Lund, Sweden2,449 contributions
awesome Riga stay
Aug 2021 • Family
very nice and cozy old town. Very much open even during pandemic. focus on shopping and restaurants in old town. very nice city park next to old town
Written 29 August 2021
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Rexonaut
Brussels, Belgium642 contributions
Great architecture
Aug 2021
This time we took the time to look at architecture. Riga has more architecture than Tallinn. But Tallinn has more medieval buildings.

Riga is bigger and has greater buildings and architecture. We missed seeing more Latvian handicraft shops there. But plenty of nice pubs and restaurants
Written 7 August 2021
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Rafał G
Modlniczka, Poland60 contributions
Familly time in Riga
Jul 2021 • Family
End of July, full summer, full sun and joy of visiting wonderful city. We did it on bikes and it was excelent decision. Old Town was eye catching for us and it was pleasure to ride a bikeas through small streets. Park on the site of river inside old town was amazing. I feel to come back here to also have a walk there.
Written 28 July 2021
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Luca M
Vilnius, Lithuania64 contributions
Must see
Jul 2021
Vecriga (Old Riga) is not big, but worth visiting because of it beautiful streets and gorgeous buildings, nice atmosphere. It is so great to see the city reopening with verandas full of people.
Written 11 July 2021
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emilyelsie2017
London, UK197 contributions
Pretty and peaceful
Mar 2021 • Solo
Lovely area, beautiful sunsets in the evenings. Lots of supermarkets and shops around for essentials. Lots of sightseeing to be done in the old town.

Lots of back streets to take a wonder down and get lost, but that makes it even more adventurous when exploring.

Lots of restaurants, coffee shops and bars to visit while sight seeing.
Written 1 March 2021
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UriusT
Vilnius, Lithuania676 contributions
Visually pleasing
Jan 2020
Riga's Old Town is a visually pleasing place, with lots of rebuilt old buildings. Little streets, big squares, different centuries of architecture styles. While not the best in the Baltics, it's still quite nice. I enjoy walking it in warm weather.
Written 30 December 2020
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Vahur Agar
Tallinn, Estonia267 contributions
Lovely spot
Dec 2020 • Couples
Always nice, day or night. Really beautiful building & area. Surrounding area you will find many more beautiful areas to visit. Riga city oldtown
Written 24 December 2020
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gtsak
Vrilissia, Greece566 contributions
Impressive old town
Oct 2020 • Friends
I have been in many old towns around but Riga s old town is very impressive. Amazing buildings great architecture nice restoration on all buildings . Just superb. It was very nice feeling strolling around the old town and admiring all those buildings. Nice city clean city but a bit quite and not so many people around. All in all worth for sure to visit.
Written 31 October 2020
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