Swedish Gate

Swedish Gate information

Rīga , Latvia
Torņa iela 11
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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.