Old Town over the past centuries VIII exists as a hub of the region. Due to the geographical location and economic status of the city is constantly taken many visitors and immigrants.
Moreover, in some periods of time there lived more Germans than Latvians. And although it is now the townspeople are very clearly positioned its national identity, architecture continues to report a multicultural past of the capital.
The fact is that come the intellectuals and wealthy people from other states to build houses in the received in their homeland styles, making the Old Town streets filled with buildings of Italian, Dutch, German architects.