Riga - Gateway to Latvia

With one foot firmly planted in the east, Riga is reaching for modern times.

  • Down by the river

    The Rīgas Doms (Protestant Cathedral) and Rīgas pils (Riga Castle) are situated close to the Daugava river.

    View from Saint Peter's Church

  • Another brick in the wall

    The former fortification wall of Old Riga.

    Troksnu iela

  • Another brick in the wall

    The former fortification wall of Old Riga.

    Troksnu iela

  • Bricks

    The Blackheads were an organisation of foreign Hansa merchants. Their guild was named after their patron saint St Maurice.

    Melngalvju nams

  • Dead end

    Silently pondering where rest of the house has gone.

    Skārņu iela

  • Wall breach

    This is the Swedish gate, built into the former fortification wall in 1698 during the Swedish rule of the city by simply cut through an existing house.

    The Swedish gate