Riga Mail Order Brides
Riga was a major centre of the Hanseatic League and prospered from its trade with central and eastern
Europe in the 13th-15th centuries. The urban fabric of its medieval centre reflects this prosperity,
although most of its earlier buildings have been destroyed by fire and war. In the 19th century it became
a very important economic centre, and the suburbs of the medieval town were built, first in imposing
wooden buildings in classical style and then in Jugendstil. It is generally recognized that Riga contains
the finest concentration of Art Nouveau buildings in Europe.