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Swedish Gate, Riga: 20 reviews and 51 photos

  Swedish gate
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The Swedish gate dates back to the 17th century when they were formed in the city's fortification as the mark of Scandinavians' occupation. There is a legend which tells that event Peter the Great couldn't get in, because it was too dark.
And another legend which is closely connected with Swedish gate tells that one lady is immured here and still nowadays if you're passing the gates, you can hear her cries.

Address: 11 Torņa street
Directions: Not far from Powder tower. If you go from Rīga Castle to Powder tower along Torņa street, than on the right side.

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  • Updated Mar 28, 2005
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