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Private Walking Tour of Riga Old Town
"The most enchanting part of Riga is the Old Town. The buildings and the history surrounding them creates a fascinating and whimsical picture of Riga’s past. This area also offers all of the amenities that you could possibly need: bars night-clubs restaurants hotels museums and most importantly a great atmosphere.Our professional and certified tour guides will walk you through Riga.Old town of Riga is a beautiful place and we would like to tell you a little bit more about it on our famous Riga old town walking tour through:Town Hall Square Blackhead house St. Peter's Church Dome Square 15-18 century complex of dwelling ho
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Private Riga Grand City Tour
"Begin your 4-hour guided Riga Grand City Tour with a hotel pickup by air-conditioned car/minibus from your centrally located hotel. You will explore the magic of Riga which is known as the little Paris of the North due to it's medieval architecture rich cultural life many attractions and sights numerous shops and unique cafes. The tour route includes photo stops at city center highlights. As you travel through Riga your knowledgeable guide will point out the many fascinating sights in the old and newer parts of this beaut the famous Laima Clock and the Latvian National Opera House a unique architectural monument of the 19th century. Then you will travel past the Riga Central Station
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Private Riga Grand City Tour
"Begin your 4-hour guided Riga Grand City Tour with a hotel pickup by air-conditioned car/minibus from your centrally located hotel. You will explore the magic of Riga which is known as the little Paris of the North due to it's medieval architecture rich cultural life many attractions and sights numerous shops and unique cafes. The tour route includes photo stops at city center highlights. As you travel through Riga your knowledgeable guide will point out the many fascinating sights in the old and newer parts of this beaut the famous Laima Clock and the Latvian National Opera House a unique architectural monument of the 19th century. Then you will travel past the Riga Central Station
From EUR40.00

Art Nouveau Buildings Tips (35)

Art Nouveau in the Old City

Riga is justifiably famous for its Art Nouveau buildings and decorations, the most spectacular, flamboyant and ornate of which can be seen in Alberta and Elizabetes ielas and surrounding streets, a...
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wabat
Apr 12, 2016

Art Nouveau in Riga

In various others of my Riga reviews I have referred to, or drawn the reader's attention to, examples of Art Nouveau in the Old City and, to a letter degree, in the Moscow District. Nice as those are,...
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wabat
Apr 09, 2016

Art Nouveau district

Riga is famous for its large number of well-preserved (or more often, well-restored) Art Nouveau buildings. These are dotted across the city, but there is a particular concentration of them in one...
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toonsarah
Jun 26, 2015

Art Nouveau Museum

If, as many visitors to Riga do, you are walking around the Art Nouveau district, do take the time also to go inside the Art Nouveau Museum. When I first heard of this museum I expected to find a...
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toonsarah
Jun 11, 2014

Art Nouveau..but not the 'best' known.

Do allow yourself plenty of time to walk around Centrs. Of course the 'most important' or 'best' examples of this style of architecture are to be found on Elizabetes iela and Albertes iela (probably)...
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leics
Aug 25, 2013

Art Nouveau...Jugendstil...Art Deco....

I don't know the differences, sorry.But I do know that that the part of Riga immediately outside the line of the old city walls has some excellent examples of this twiddly, fiddly style of...
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leics
Aug 25, 2013

Concentration of Art Nouveau architecture

Riga is the city if you want to see concentration of Art Nouveau architecture. You can find it in the old and new town district around Elizabetes, Elizabetes Street, Alberta and Strelnieku Streets. I...
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fachd
Sep 19, 2012

ART NOUVEAU BUILDING - KALEJU STREET

This building was a different, brightly coloured design. It was an apartment house and shop, and is known for the blossoming foliage-shaped corner with a stylised sun above. Designed in 1903 by...
balhannah
Feb 18, 2012

ART NOUVEAU BUILDINGS - SMILSU STREET

I found more wonderful buildings in Smilsu Street!Located at no. 2, is a beautiful art nouveau Peacock sitting on top of a small bay. More statues that look to be holding the building up!At no. 8, is...
balhannah
Feb 18, 2012

ART NOUVEAU BUILDINGS - ALBERTA STREET

Alberta Street is a wonderful street to walk along and see all the wonderful Art Nouveau buildings.Most were built by M. Eisenstein, like lots of these beautiful buildings in Riga.Number 4 is unusual,...
balhannah
Feb 18, 2012

FORMER STOCK EXCHANGE

The former Stock exchange is now the Riga Bourse Art Museum.This is a beautiful Art Nouveau building on the outside, and inside, a modern museum of 17th century collections of Japenese, Chinese and...
balhannah
Feb 18, 2012

WALK ELIZABETES STREET for ART NOUVEAU BUILDINGS

The street of Elizabetes Street has a park on one side, and quite a few Art Nouveau buildings on the other side. It is one of the best streets to see the art work.Be careful when walking, as the Tram...
balhannah
Feb 13, 2012
 
 
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St Saviours Church

St Saviour's Anglican church was built specifically to meet the needs of the British traders who were based in the city in the 19th century. I'd assumed it was much older than its construction date of...
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Museum of Natural History

The Natural History Museum have got permanent exhibitions on four floors. There are no signs in English , but at the entrance you will get a map of the museum in English. 2nd floor: There is a geology...
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House of Blackheads

Without doubt the colourful House of Blackheads, a Gothic building with a Dutch Renaissance façade, is the greatest crowd puller and most photographed building in Riga. The current reincarnation of...
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Museum of the Occupation of Latvia

Thankfully most of us have not lived in situations where we have been oppressed for most of our lives. We have not had our freedom taken away by tyrannical regimes, been incarcerated or exiled for...
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National Theater

What is now the National Theatre of Latvia opened in 1902 as the Riga City 2nd Theatre, the city’s second Russian language theatre. On 18 November 1918 the declaration of Latvia’s independence from...
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Sun Museum

My visit to the Sun Museum was on the advise of the proprietor of the Hostel in which I was staying...so I decided to go along and see what it was like...I must confess although only a small museum...
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