St. Jacobs Church is a famous church in Old Riga. The famous painter Rubens, the St. James church buried in Antwerp, Belgium, is not buried in this church. The attraction is incorrectly described.
It has been recorded since 1225, and it is a very old church in Riga. Rebuilt in the 15th century, the main tower is about 80 meters high. The bell of the bell tower crane is called the bell of the sorrowful sinner. When we went, it was under restoration and could not be visited. The cafes in the back alleys were nice.
Before you enter Riga, you can see at once the unique blue spire of St. Jacob's Cathedral, so whenever you get lost in Riga, you can always walk in the direction of the blue spire. This church is the Roman Catholic cathedral in Riga, and it was just under renovation when I went there, so I was not able to go in, which is a little regrettable.
The church is generally free and there are a lot of tourists but it is basically the same and nothing special