Being part of Hanseatic League Riga became one of the biggest trading cities in medieval Europe. Like any other prosperous, medieval city, Riga could afford to build huge variety of different buildings.
Without doubt we can say that Riga is a pearl of Art Nouveau. At the turn of the 19th and 20th centuries before the First World War inhabitants of Riga managed to build around 800 buildings in the Art Nouveau style.
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We live in the era of changes. By destroying old, we build something new. Pretty much, it can be applied for almost every sphere of our lives. Architecture is remarkable example. Which allows us to see these changes.
The Old Believers represent the steady ethno confessional group, which historical heritage is an integral part of cultural space of modern Latvia. In the territory of present Latvia the population of Old Believers appeared in the middle of the 17th century.
In the 19th century the population of Riga began to grow rapidly. The number of residents has increased tenfold. It was decided to build „New Riga” outside old city walls. Over the past two centuries Riga has changed dramatically.