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Private Walking Tour of Riga Old Town
"The most enchanting part of Riga is the Old Town. The buildings and the history surrounding them creates a fascinating and whimsical picture of Riga’s past. This area also offers all of the amenities that you could possibly need: bars night-clubs restaurants hotels museums and most importantly a great atmosphere.Our professional and certified tour guides will walk you through Riga.Old town of Riga is a beautiful place and we would like to tell you a little bit more about it on our famous Riga old town walking tour through:Town Hall Square Blackhead house St. Peter's Church Dome Square 15-18 century complex of dwelling ho
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Old Town Walking Tour of Riga
"Riga is a city of good coffee jazz full of small delicious pastries and stylish cafes. You may not be able to get enough of Old Town’s architecture which is quite legendary. You will walk past the splendid House of Blackheads located next to the Town Hall Square and past the walls of fortresses and towers go into St. Peter’s Church and the Dome Cathedral. Then you will continue walking to the famous clock “LAIMA” and through a lovely opera park you will head to the magnificent Riga Opera House."""
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Private Riga Grand City Tour
"Begin your 4-hour guided Riga Grand City Tour with a hotel pickup by air-conditioned car/minibus from your centrally located hotel. You will explore the magic of Riga which is known as the little Paris of the North due to it's medieval architecture rich cultural life many attractions and sights numerous shops and unique cafes. The tour route includes photo stops at city center highlights. As you travel through Riga your knowledgeable guide will point out the many fascinating sights in the old and newer parts of this beaut the famous Laima Clock and the Latvian National Opera House a unique architectural monument of the 19th century. Then you will travel past the Riga Central Station
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Konventa Seta - Convent Yard Tips (6)

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TThis place in a hotel complex now, but you can just go inside the small yards to see how nice narrow streets and cozy houses are in this place. It seems like a medieval buildings complex still left in Riga old town.

You can go to this site through Skarnu street near the St. John's church. Enter the small gates and when enjoy corridors of streets ;)

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Feb 25, 2011

Convent's Yard

The Convent's Yard (Konveta Seta) is an ensemble of about 9 medieval buildings in the quaint Old Town of Riga (Vecriga). The houses were built between the 14th and 16th centuries and are among the oldest parts of the city. Nowadays the area houses a 3-starred hotel.

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HORSCHECK
Jul 30, 2004

Konventa seta/Convent Yard

The isle of serenity in the midle of Old Town. Konventa Seta represents a unique complex of 9 medieval buildings maintaining an atmosphere of the 14th - 16th centuries which was renovated some 5 years ago. First it mentioned in documents from begining of 13th century, when German crusaders built castle, which was demolished by Latvian rebels. Then it was renovated as a shelter for poor people, and later as a convent. Now there is situated bars, hotel and few museums and souvenir shop, as well. Great place to relax from crowdy Riga's streets.

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ExVoto
Mar 04, 2003

Convent Garden

Tucked around the back of St. John's cathedral is a little slice of medieval in the heart of Riga's old town. A fragment of Riga's original fortifications remain, in a pleasant courtyard separating the Skunu and Kaleju streets.

When I was there the whole place was filled up with snow, and icicles hung precariously from the roof tops, as you can see in the pictures.

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Mar 11, 2010
 
 
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Amber Museum

We went into the lovely Convent Court (Konventa Seta) in search of the Porcelain Museum - which we never did find. We did, however come upon the Amber Museum which is also a shop. For 1 Ls you get a "tour" of this one room museum with a full explanation of the exhibits. The room is a copy of the amber room in St Petersburg. The young lady who explained the exhibits knew a lot about amber and how it was created. Both the courtyard of small shops and the museum are worth a visit.

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Apr 22, 2011

A Useful, And Pleasant, Shortcut

This little courtyard is part of the Konventa Seta hotel complex, between the hotel's accommodation block and its restaurant. It handily connects the main street of Kaleju iela and St Peters Church. Although owned by the hotel it is a public thoroughfare and has a couple of interesting, upmarket, arts and crafts shops.

There is also a small terrace where you can sit with a beer or coffee from the hotel bar. However I haven't seen any table service and so you have to pop into the hotel to order and collect your drinks.

Note that the hotel closes the gates around 11 pm and so you have to around the long way after that time.

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