The Swedish Gate was added to the city`s old fortification wall in 1698 to celebrate the Scandinavian occupation of Riga. At the time the city`s executioner resided in the apartment above the gate. An exceedingly romantic and considerate fellow, he placed a red rose in his window the night before a good execution, duly notifying the sick and the curious public of the pending sordid act ? thoughtful, eh? A fragment of the fortification wall has been restored nearby on Torņu street.
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St. John`s Church
St. John's church was built in the Dominican monastery after 1234, first intended as a chapel. After ...
St. Peter`s Church
First mention of St. Peter's church was made in the year 1209. The church is one of the best examples...