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The old Riga

The old Riga

The old Riga

Since 13 century the Old Riga is the economic, financial and cultural centre of Baltic region. Riga was never simply the city of Latvia. There were many times, when Riga was grasped; Riga was also involved in many long internal conflicts. Until the beginning of 20th century the Germans were main inhabitants if Riga. Then the national structure changed and mostly Latvians and Russians were the ones, who lived in the capital of Latvia. Later representatives of such nationalities as Lithuanians, Poles etc. have joined. All these changes have affected the cultural development of the city; special influence was on architecture of the Old city, where nowadays it is possible to meet the lines of German, Russian, Italian and Dutch architecture.

The panorama of the Old Riga

The panorama of the Old Riga

To the most well-known masterpieces of architecture of the Old city is the Riga castle. It is the greatest and well remained medieval castle in northern Europe. The Dome Cathedral - the greatest church in Northern Europe, which at the beginning of the 20th century could have been proud of having the greatest working wind-box in the world.

The panorama of the Old Riga

The panorama of the Old Riga

On the small territory of Old city there could have existed five various confessions in the same time. Each confession had a church which has remained up to now. The Old Riga is a unique part of the city, which was included in the list of the UNESCO world's cultural heritage.

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