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History of city Riga region Vidzeme in photos

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Riga - Latvia's capital and largest city of the Baltic states. Located in the center of the country, on both banks of the Daugava River, near its confluence with the Gulf of Riga. Date of establishment - 1201. Arriving from Bremen Bishop Albert Buxhowden and founded in Riga this year, which later became the main city of Livonia. By 1211 at the initiative of the bishop was laid Duomo. In 1282 Riga joined the Hanseatic League.

Sightseeing - House of Blackheads (1334), the Riga Town Hall, Dome Cathedral, St. Peter's Church (1209), the Church of St. Jacob (1225), Riga Castle (1330), Powder Tower (1330), the stock exchange (1852), yard Convention ( XIII century), the ensemble of buildings Three brothers (XV-XVII centuries.), the Swedish Gate, the building of small and Great Guild House Mentzendorff (1695) and Dannenstern.

Riga. Latvian joint stock bank
Latvian joint stock bank
Riga. Alexander Boulevard, the Cathedral
Alexander Boulevard, the Cathedral
Riga. Alexander Boulevard
Alexander Boulevard
Riga. Alexander Boulevard
Alexander Boulevard
Riga. Boulevard Todlebena
Boulevard Todlebena
Riga. Boulevard Todlebena, circa 1883
Boulevard Todlebena, circa 1883
Riga. Dirigible over Riga
Dirigible over Riga
Riga. Railroad station Dvinsky, 1895
Railroad station "Dvinsky", 1895
Riga. Railroad station Dvinsky
Railroad station "Dvinsky"
Riga. Elisaveth street
Elisaveth street
Riga. Gagensbergs steamships
Gagensbergs steamships
Riga. Harbour
Harbour
Riga. Herrenstrasse
Herrenstrasse
Riga. Nicholas Boulevard
Nicholas Boulevard
Riga. New street
New street
Riga. Monument to Peter the Great
Monument to Peter the Great
Riga. Pontoon bridge
Pontoon bridge
Riga. Blackheads house (1330—1353)
Blackheads house (1330—1353)
Riga. Theatre Boulevard
Theatre Boulevard
Riga. Triumphal column
Triumphal column
Riga. Boulevard of Heir the throne
Boulevard of Heir the throne
Riga. Panorama of river Dvina
Panorama of river Dvina
Riga. Panorama of city
Panorama of city
Riga. View from the tower of Trinity Church in Hagenberg in Riga
View from the tower of Trinity Church in Hagenberg in Riga

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