These barracks are the longest building in old Riga and once long time ago - in old Europe too. It stretches mostly in all right side of the street. They were built in 18th century. Very charming street just to walk, it is said, in Christmas there are religious decorations are put and Christmas market takes place.
Stretching out in a long yellow line, and fronted by a equally long green berm (at least it's green in the summer), St. Jacob's Depot is probably the longest building in the city. Built originally as storage depots, it later became a city barracks. Today it makes for great shopping and eating, as almost every little depot has a shop or cafe inside.
In the north part of Old Town, along one side of Torna iela, is the long yellow building (or is it actually three) called Jacob’s Barracks. When it was built in the 18th century it was the longest building in Riga. Jacob’s Barracks were built at the foot of the fortification wall round the city, on the outside of it. Now the buildings have been restored and houses many cafés, restaurants, souvenir shops and a tourist office. The street Torna iela is a traffic free, pedestrian street.
The recently restored Barracks are the longest building in Riga. You can find small shops, restaurants and offices inside.