Valnu Street was constructed in the 17-18th centuries where it adjoined the inside of the city ramparts. Originally it was called Kazarmu (Barracks’) Street by the name of the barracks located on it.
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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.