Magical Art Nouveau Tour of Riga

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30 EUR

This tour will introduce you to the so-called "beautiful era", when Riga was one of the wealthiest cities in Europe. Learn more about art nouveau architecture and understand why it’s one of the main reasons Riga is included in the UNESCO World Heritage List.

Duration: 3 hours
    Available in
  • English,
  • German,
  • Russian

Highlights

  • Learn more about art nouveau architecture
  • Find out what the symbols that adorn the luxurious façades mean
  • Visit the Art Nouveau Museum and discover what life was like in Riga at the beginning of 20th century
  • Get familiar with the masterpieces of Latvia’s most famous architects
  • Hear stories about interesting people who lived in these buildings

Description

When walking the streets of Riga and admiring the stunning art nouveau buildings, you might think “What a beauty contest!” This luxurious, totally decorative style of architecture is one of the main reasons why the historical centre is included on the UNESCO World Heritage List.

Art nouveau architecture in Riga exists well beyond Alberta Street. There are almost 800 buildings featuring decorative symbols, each with its own meaning. Most of these buildings survived the 20th century, and during this tour we’ll explain how and why.

We’ll also explain the messages hidden behind the bright façades, and show you some of the hidden treasures that only the locals know about.

What’s included & not included

  • Local tour guide
  • Entry to the Art Nouveau Museum

Meeting point

In front of the Nativity of Christ Cathedral

From 30 EUR per person

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Tour operated by: Raami Travel