Torna Street was formed in the 17-18th centuries between the erected ramparts and the fortification wall. It got its present name from the Powder Tower, which is located at the end of the street.
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Originated from a small fishermen village, for centuries Riga has been an important part of the trade chain between Russia and Western Europe. A lively crossroad of cultures and backgrounds for over 800 years, the historical centre of Riga has accumulated an impressive cultural baggage and today is justly included in the UNESCO’s World Heritage list.