history of Riga can compare with journey in the Time machine – it gives
possibility to meet with people who lived long times ago, get to know more about
their lifestyle, difficulties and challenges in their lives and aspirations.
their behaviour seems strange in the eyes of contemporary people, for example,
the obtaining of indulgences -certificates from the pope that excused a person
from doing penance and shortened the required stay in purgatory before going to
Heaven. Nice business – no complains ever! Or immuring alive in church’s wall
to become saint.
Do you know
why medieval houses have so little windows? It has emerged that there was light
tax and people for costs reasons lived in darkness.
excursion you get to know, why rooster on the spire of St. Peters church had
one side painted black, but another golden, how looked address signs of
medieval houses, what happened with the first castle of Order of brothers of
sword, and why in early 13th century, when number of inhabitants of Riga was
about 1000, there were built three large churches.
the excursion is approximately 2 hours. Price of the tour is 50 euros (the price is not per one person but per whole tour).