St. Maria Magdalena Catholic Church.
This small church was built in the 13th century. In the 17th century it became the Sweden garrison church. During the Great Northern War they were destroyed and rebuilt again.
The Sweden Gate.
The Sweden Gate is the newest and the only saved as they are of 25 gates of Riga, which used to protect the city from enemies.
St Jacob Church.
St Jacob Church is the only church in Riga with 'the bell on the balcony'. It's first mentioned in 1225. Well-proportioned tower of the church stands out with the outside church bell (when traditionally they place bells inside). The church has long history and had time to serve both to the Catholics and the Lutherans. After the Reformation of the 16th century there took place first religious services of Latvian Lutheran Community. Nowadays church belongs to the Catholic Church.
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