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Collection of Wooden Buildings in Rīga, 18th−21st Century

It is partially thanks to the density and quality of wooden buildings in Rīga that UNESCO has included the city’s historical centre in its World Heritage list. Still today, Rīga is estimated to be home to around 4000 wooden buildings. Some of the best known examples are at Kalnciems Quarter, a spot that residents and visitors have learned to love for its weekly farmers’ and crafts market, and summer street food festivals.