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Old Riga walking tour

Old Riga walking tour
Old Riga walking tour

A walking tour through Riga Old Town seeing remarkable sights like St. Peter's Church, St. Jacobs Church, Dom Square and St. Dom Cathedral. The Powder Tower, the Swedish Gate and city walls, the oldest stone residential dwellings in Riga known as Three Brothers, the Great and Small Guilds. You will hear an interesting story of Cat House and will see Town Hall Square with beautiful and elegant Blackheads House. The tour will take you to pass by Riga Castle and the building of Parliament.

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Stop At: House of the Black Heads, Ratslaukums 7, Riga 1050 Latvia

The Black Heads house is located in the very heart of Old Riga. Wonderful, surprising, royal.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: St. Peter's Church, Skarnu iela 19, Riga 1050 Latvia

Riga's St.Peter's Church dominates the cityscape as the tallest spire, and as one of the oldest and most valuable monumental architecture edifices in the Baltic States from the Middle Ages. St.Peter's is the tallest of the Riga churches, a significant landmark, and a prime example of the 13th century Gothic style.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: St. John's Church, Jana 7, Riga 1011 Latvia

St.John's Church is the oldest house of worship in Riga. Originally the Dominican monastery's chapel was located here in the 13th century. After several reconstructions, around 1500 the edifice acquired its present appearance - high Gothic pediment, span roof and a small tower.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Livu Square, Livu laukums 4, Riga 1050 Latvia

It's hard to believe that the Square once was the site of the Riga River, which was a shipping route for transporting Latvian grain up to the 16th century. Later it was called the Rīdzene River and even Rīdziņa as it gradually became narrower. Today, along the old route of the river, pavement wears away the shoes of countless Rigans and visitors to the city, and beautiful flower-beds remind one of the past times.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Riga Cathedral, Herdera laukums 6 Centra Rajons, Riga 1050 Latvia

The foundation stone of Riga Dome Cathedral was laid on July 25, 1211. The last large-scale restoration took place in the late 19th century when the cathedral acquired its present appearance. Today, Riga Dome Cathedral holds services and provide for rich cultural life — various concerts of popular artists take place here.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Riga Castle, Pils laukums 3, Riga 1050 Latvia

Riga Castle has stood on the right bank of the River Daugava for more than 700 years. Through the centuries, it has seen severe destruction, numerous rulers, and wars. Today it houses the residence of the President of Latvia.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Three Brothers, Maza Pils iela 19, Riga 1050 Latvia

The oldest complex of dwelling houses in Riga was constructed in the 15th century.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Swedish Gate (Zviedru Varti), Torna iela 11, Riga 1050 Latvia

The so-called Swedish Gate is only gate that remains standing today of eight total in Riga's fortification wall.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Powder Tower, Smilsu iela 20, Riga 1050 Latvia

One of medieval Riga's fortification wall towers, originally called the Sand Tower.

Duration: 10 minutes

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Duration:2 hours
Commences in:Riga, Latvia

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