The isle of serenity in the midle of Old Town. Konventa Seta represents a unique complex of 9 medieval buildings maintaining an atmosphere of the 14th - 16th centuries which was renovated some 5 years ago. First it mentioned in documents from begining of 13th century, when German crusaders built castle, which was demolished by Latvian rebels. Then it was renovated as a shelter for poor people, and later as a convent. Now there is situated bars, hotel and few museums and souvenir shop, as well. Great place to relax from crowdy Riga's streets.
We went into the lovely Convent Court (Konventa Seta) in search of the Porcelain Museum - which we never did find. We did, however come upon the Amber Museum which is also a shop. For 1 Ls you get a "tour" of this one room museum with a full explanation of the exhibits. The room is a copy of the amber room in St Petersburg. The young lady who explained the exhibits knew a lot about amber and how it was created. Both the courtyard of small shops and the museum are worth a visit.