The Narrow Streets of Old Riga

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One of the most ancient streets of Riga – Jāņu street in the web camera, will amaze both the citizens of Riga and its guests with unusual charm and unique coziness. However, it was not always such a small street as it is today. Up until 1215, Jāņu street you see online, was a part of the stronghold that was the territory of archbishop’s courtyard. After the fire that destroyed that part of town in the live camera, it was given to the Dominican order, who have later built the St. John’s Church. Back then, the Jāņu street showed in live footage, was called the street of the Black Monks, because of the colour of the monks’ robes. In the 14th century it was renamed in honour of the St. John’s  church and later translated as Jāņu street you can admire nowadays in this web camera online.

Today, Jāņu street in the live broadcast, is a great example of a typical narrow street of Old Riga. Just like the other similar streets, Jāņu street online, is filled with unique, calm atmosphere that, together with its rich history, makes it a magical place for both tourists and the city citizens.

Baltic Live Cam shows many beautiful scenes from other cities in Latvia. With live web cameras in Latvia, you can see sights such as Daugavpils famous Unity Square and panoramas of Jurmala’s beach.

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