Touriosity Travelmag|May 2020
The Old Town of Riga is on the bank of the Daugava River. It is crisscrossed by a network of cobblestoned streets that brings images of medieval Latvia. There are many churches, cafes and museums. One of the highlights here is the Riga Dome Cathedral dating from the 13th century. Other landmarks are the Riga Castle and Saint Peter’s Church.
Town Hall Square
The Town Hall Square in Riga has historically been the business center of the city. It houses many famous buildings like the House of the Blackheads, Latvian Occupation Museum, the Baroque Clock Tower and the Town Hall. During winter the annual Christmas market is also set up here.
House of the Blackheads
Built in 1334, this building was a venue for meetings, conferences and parties back then. Even today it is a venue for such events. In the 14th century the Guild of merchants united the young and unmarried merchants from overseas in an attempt to protect their goods and ships from robbers and pirates. The building has ornate halls, cellars and more where visitors are allowed today to see the displays.
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