Church of Maria Magdalena.
The small church of Maria Magdalena was built in the XIII century. In the XVII century, it was used as a Swedish garrison church. During the Northern War the church was destroyed, but later it was rebuilt again.
The Sweden Gate.
The Sweden Gate is the youngest and the only surviving gate from the 25 gates that once existed in Riga.
St. Jacob Church
The church of St. Jacob is the only church in Riga with "the bell on the balcony". The first mention of the church dates back to 1225. The thin and slender tower of the church is really unique because of the church bell that is located outside, and not inside the church. During its long history, the church managed to serve both the Catholics and the Lutherans. After the Reformation in the XVI century, the church hosted first divine services of the Latvian Lutheran community in Riga. Currently, the church belongs to the Catholic Church.
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