Riga Art Nouveau Walking Tour - in Riga - LikeALocal Guide

Riga Art Nouveau Walking Tour

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This 1.5-hour walking tour takes you back to the time of the Industrial Revolution when Riga was experiencing rapid growth. Discover the city’s stunning art nouveau buildings and hear how this style transformed the world of architecture.

Duration: 1.5 hours
    Available in
  • English,
  • Spanish,
  • German,
  • Russian
Agrita was an excellent guide and really gave us a great overview of the Art Nouveau district, as well as furnishing us with lots of interesting facts about the city and the history of Latvia. Can't recommend enough.
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Reviewed by Matthew

Highlights

  • Explore Riga’s elegant art nouveau district with a knowledgeable local guide
  • Hear stories of life in the Latvian capital at the turn of the century
  • Visit Riga’s fascinating Art Nouveau Museum
  • Admire works by the prolific art nouveau architect Mikhail Eisenstein

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Description

When art nouveau emerged, Riga was experiencing vast and rapid development. This new style left countless footprints on the streets of our city, with hundreds of beautiful, elegant and original buildings helping shape its new appearance. Today, history and architecture buffs flock to Riga just to see the capital of art nouveau.

This tour takes you through the streets and parks of the city’s elegant art nouveau district, and includes exciting stories about life in Riga at the turn of the century.

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What’s included & not included

  • Friendly and knowledgeable local guide

Meeting point

Robert's Books: Dzirnavu iela 51

Reviews from travellers (11)

4.9/5

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Very enjoyable and interesting
Our guide Agrita was lovely to talk to. Not only did we learn a lot about the beautiful buildings on our tour but also a lot about the older buildings on our way to the main area. Agrita was happy to tell us about the best places to eat, best prices for beer and the history of Latvia. Would thoroughly recommend this tour: if you only have time to do one thing in Riga do this!
We were very happy with the tour. Agita combined both interiors and exteriors in her tour and mixed both facts with interesting myths about local art nouveau. The tour company replied quickly to our request and contacted us the day before to agree details of the tour. It all felt very professional. The online payment security could be improved.
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Agrita gets a 5 star rating from myself and Karen
A very pleasant lady with a lovely manner whose knowledge of your beautiful city is virtually encyclopaedic. Nothing was too much trouble and we both thoroughly enjoyed ourselves, walking around Riga and learning so much. Agrita is a real asset to your organisation and I would be more than happy to recommend your organisation to anyone visiting Riga.
This was a fantastic tour. Laura was excellent as a guide. 5/5!
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I was perfectly happy with the tour. My guide Dita was a very friendly and very competent person. She guided me through the different quarters of the city with Art Nouveau buildings explaining the different styles that emerged in Riga as part of Art Nouveau. She also explained a lot about history and culture of Riga which helped me to get a notion of the city and its people. After the tour I walked through the town with a fresh look on its architecture and I felt I was able to see things that I would not have been able to see without the tour. I would highly recommend the tour to anyone who is interested in Art Nouveau in Riga. If I had to take the decision again on whether or not to book the tour, I would definitely book again.

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5.0/5

Great walking tour!
We really enjoyed our tour around Old Riga, on a chilly February Saturday. Our guide met us at our hotel, and walked us through the old town. We had some extra time at the end, so she brought us also to the Art Noveau areas.
Highly recommend!
Very good!
Perfect tour
Our morning didnt start as planned because rain interupted our plans and we thought that all fun of exploring Riga will be lost, Until we met Agrita - our tour guide was excellent, not only she lifted everyones spirit despite the bad weather, she managed to show us whole old town and anawer most insane questions our group had. Really good invesent and very well spent time. Definetely a must tour for everyone who is visiting Riga for a first time ! 10 out of 10!
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