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  • Address: Tornja iela 11, Riga, Latvia

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Swedish Gate (Zviedru Varti) Tours

The best known Swedish monument in Riga, the Swedish Gate (or Zviedru Varti) was built in 1698 after the conclusion of the Polish-Swedish War, when the Swedish Kingdom took over the city. Designed to provide access to the barracks outside of the city walls, it is set in the largest remaining section of the old city’s fortifications. According to one legend, the apartment above the gate belonged to the city executioner, who would place a red rose on the window ledge the morning before an execution, while according to another, a rich merchant cut the gate out of an existing house because he didn’t want to pay taxes each time he brought goods into the city.

Restored during Soviet times, the gate today leads to Trokšnu iela, the Old City’s narrowest and quaintest street. It is also popular among tourists as a backdrop for photographs.

Practical Info

The Swedish Gate is located at the corner of Tornja and Aldaru streets in Riga’s old city.

Tours & Tickets

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Private Riga Old Town Walking Tour, Riga, null
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Private Riga Old Town Walking Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 2 Reviews

Private Riga Old Town walking tour will take you back to 800 years old history and will show you the most remarkable sights of the city.

Location: Riga, Latvia
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $88.74
Private Walking Tour of Riga Old Town, Riga, Walking Tours
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 5

Private Walking Tour of Riga Old Town

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 3 Reviews

The ideal option for private tours in the Old Town. Explore Old Riga with a professional local tour guide, who will tell you the real stories and legends about ...  Read more

Location: Rīga, Latvia
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $9.47
Riga Old Town Walking Tour, Riga, Walking Tours
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 5

Riga Old Town Walking Tour

Explore Old Riga with a professional local tour guide, who will tell you the real stories and legends about this historic part of Riga. If you don't enjoy very ...  Read more

Location: Rīga, Latvia
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $38.88
3-Hour Private Riga City Tour, Riga, City Tours
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 2 ADMISSION : 5

3-Hour Private Riga City Tour

4 star rating: Recommended 1 Review

Explore Riga in a special way with our fully organized and exciting 3-hour sightseeing tour ! You will see all the most important highlights of the Baltic ...  Read more

Location: Rīga, Latvia
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $212.99
Old Town Walking Tour of Riga, Riga, Private Sightseeing Tours
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Old Town Walking Tour of Riga

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 11 Reviews

The guided tour includes a magnificent walk along the Medieval Hanseatic Old Town streets whilst enjoying the beauty of the Dome Cathedral, Old Guild house as ...  Read more

Location: Rīga, Latvia
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $35.50
Private Riga Grand City Tour, Riga, Walking Tours
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 2 ADMISSION : 5

Private Riga Grand City Tour

Discover the rich historical, cultural, and architectural heritage that makes Riga the jewel of the Baltic States. On this 4-hour tour with a local guide, ...  Read more

Location: Rīga, Latvia
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $295.82
Private Walking Tour of the Legends of Riga, Riga, Private Sightseeing Tours
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 2 ADMISSION : 5

Private Walking Tour of the Legends of Riga

A walking tour through Riga Old Town by seeing the most remarkable sites and hearing many beautiful legends about Riga.

Location: Riga, Latvia
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $88.74

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