- Travel through time to medieval Riga
Travel through time to medieval Riga
Study of 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.
Sometimes 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.
On 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.
Duration of the excursion is approximately 2 hours. Price of the tour is 50 euros (the price is not per one person but per whole tour).