The entire north side of Torņa iela is flanked by the custard-coloured Jacob’s Barracks, now inhabited by cafes.
St Jacob's Cathedral
Latvia’s first Lutheran services were held in St Jacob’s Cathedral, which has an interior dating back to 1225. Today it is the seat of...
I Love You
The three words every- one loves to hear is a chill joint tucked away down one of Old Rīga’s wobbly streets. Sneak downstairs for a sea...
Vilhelms Ķuze was a prominent entrepreneur and chocolatier while Latvia flirted with freedom between the world wars. When the Soviets...
Torņa iela 11 · interesting places nearby
Swedish Gate information
On the opposite side of the street from the sweeping Jacob’s Barracks complex, you’ll find Trokšnu iela , Old Rīga’s narrowest iela (street), and the Swedish Gate , which was built onto the city’s medieval walls in 1698 while the Swedes were in power. When Rīga fell under Swedish rule, the city was the largest port in the entire empire. Today, this is the only remaining gate to Old Rīga.