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Čaka street | Čaka iela

Here you see Čaka street - one of main streets in Riga centre. It's also one of the most poor, neglected/non-renovated streets in centre. It always stinks of petrol. Hundred years ago it used to be Riga's "red lights" district, and it's named after poet Aleksandrs Čaks who wrote much about Riga and this street in particular.
Čaka street | Čaka iela Reviewed by Ikars Kublins on Wednesday, February 25, 2015 Rating: 5


  1. If I wouldn't know Čaka street, I would suppose from "poor/negelected" that it's not worth visiting.

    Čaka street is the most according street to my personal vision of Riga. It has many beautiful big houses. They are not too-beautfiul like Alberta street. Alberta street region and Old-Riga are partly dead because average people don't live there, those areas are too luxury and expensive. But in Čaka street you can see that people really live there.

    Čaka street's most neglected area is the most furthest from center. It means that there are some, not many neglected buildings. Nevertheless there are interesting places in all the Čaka street.

    I agree about petrol, there's heavy traffic. Brīvības street is not better, there's even more traffic.

  2. I agree with you about Čaka street's beauty. But, to my mind - it IS largely neglected, and there are just a few renovated buildings (mostly at the Marijas street end). However, neglectance has it's own kind of charm too ;)


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