Chronology of medieval Riga panorama
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 medieval cities.
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 dozen buildings and a small part of the fortifications has remained. The Gothic houses have been slowly replaced by Baroque, Renaissance and modern architecture.
Riga 1499, J.K. Broce after Helms chronicle
Riga 1603, Giacomo Lauro
Riga 1632. , copper engraving
Riga 1690.-1720., Aveline P.
Capitulation of Riga, 1710.