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Cat House

Latvia Rīga Meistaru iela 10/12, LV-1050

The Cat House is a building situated at 10 Meistaru iela in the old town of Riga. It was built in 1909 according to the blueprint of architect Friedrich Scheffel. The building is styled as medieval architecture with some elements of Art Nouveau. It is known for the two cat sculptures, with arched backs and raised tails, on its roof. It is said that the owner of the house wanted the cats to be placed with their tails turned towards the house of the Great Guild, which is…

St. Peter's Church

Latvia Rīga Skārņu iela 19, LV-1050

St. Peter's Church is a Lutheran church in Riga, the capital of Latvia, dedicated to Saint Peter. It is a parish church of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of…

The Riga castle

Latvia Riga 11 novembra iela

The Riga castle has been constructed in 1330, as residence of the master of the Livonian Order. The construction had its courtyard and 4 towers. Many times the castle was destroyed and restored. During the restoration of the castle in 1491 - 1515 the Lead tower has been constructed which has kept its original forms up to now. After liquidation of the Livonian Order in 1562 some separate protective places of the castle have lost their value, and the castle has been included…