The second millenium gave new life to this key location. Returning as resplendent as ever was the 14th century gem (completely destroyed in WWII), the House of Blackheads. Also reappearing – the symbolic patron of Medieval cities, the St. Roland Statue, which for many a year marked the city’s geographic centre. The architectural ensemble includes the municipal building, given the same facade as the Town Hall from long ago.
Rātslaukums and its revival attests to the great respect we have for the city’s past, not forgetting the present, as here, for example is the home of a major venue for contemporary art – Riga Art Space, showcasing the latest from Latvian artists and noteworthy occurences on the national art scene.
Tourists appreciate the many souvenir shops and cafes/bars in the vicinity, certainly, Town Hall Square entices one to take in its olde aura and charm without hurry.