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Old City Riga (Vecriga), Riga

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At Old City Riga (Vecriga), see its famous old churches and cathedrals, such as Riga Cathedral and St. Peter's church. Pick up a city map from the tourist information center, and stroll the narrow cobblestone streets much like 19th-century Latvians did. Note the distinctions among German, Russian, Italian, and Dutch architecture, and keep an eye out for the House of Blackheads and the Swedish Gate along the remains of the ancient city walls. On a guided tour, you can learn more about this town that has been the economic, financial, and cultural center of Baltic region since the 13th century. Don't forget to sample some of the traditional Latvian fare at one of the many restaurants. Ask Inspirock to suggest an itinerary and make planning a trip to Riga fast, fun, and easy.
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  • 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...  more »
  • 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...  more »

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