RIGA AND TALLINN
Eight hundred years have shaped the city’s unique appearance and rich traditions. In the architecture of the historic centre of Riga examples of all architectural styles characteristic for the Northern Europe, from Gothic to Modernism, are found.
The regular building of the turn of the 19th and 20th centuries is characteristic for the planning of the historic centre, oriented towards the direction of main streets in the Old City, which emerged approximately in the 14th century. In 1997 the historic centre of Riga due to this valued architecture was inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List.