St. Jekab's cathedral
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St. Jekab's cathedral

St. Jekab's cathedral

St. Jekab's cathedral
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The St. Jekab's cathedral is constructed in the beginning of 13 century and is the smallest cathedral of Old Riga. Firstly it was outside of city walls. The cathedral was burnt several times, then it was restored, reconstructed and completed. In 15th century a clock has been built on the top of the tower. The clock's mechanism was out of a tower, under a small roof. Despite all late reconstructions of a cathedral, the original roof out of a cathedral tower has been left intact. The cathedral tower used to have a city bell, which convoked inhabitants of Riga on City Hall Square during punishment fulfilment. The bell has been removed from a cathedral and taken away to Russia in 1915.

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St. Jekab's cathedral

St. Jekab's cathedral

St. Jekab's cathedral


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