The best representation of medieval Riga can be seen from
16.-18. century wood and copper engravings featuring the cities
panorama, that has similarly served as symbol for many European
Throughout the medieval period Rigas panoramic dominants had stayed the same - the high church towers, castle and the thick city walls. Due to the fact that Riga suffered from many fires, wars and reconstructions, only a dezen buildings and a small part of the fortifications has remained. The Gothic houses have been slowly replaced by Baroque, Renaissance and modern architecture.
Chronology of medieval Riga panorama
22. Jan. 2019