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Riga: 2-Hours Art Nouveau Walking Tour

1. Riga: 2-Hours Art Nouveau Walking Tour

Explore one of the world’s main hubs of Art Nouveau architecture on this guided tour around Riga. You’ll spot significant landmarks including the Freedom Monument, the Nativity of Christ Orthodox Cathedral, and the Latvian National Art Museum. Start your tour at the distinctive Laima Clock by the Freedom Monument, and learn about the latter’s significance as a memorial for the victims of the Latvian War of Independence. Next, wander down the famous Alberta iela (Albert Street), known worldwide for its Art Nouveau buildings.  Stop by the landmarks of the Boulevard Ring, including the Nativity of Christ Orthodox Cathedral, the Academy of Arts, and the Latvian National Art Museum. Find out from your guide about the three sub-styles of Art Nouveau architecture in Riga, and the secrets behind the mystical recurring symbols. Along the way, you’ll learn about the history of the town and hear stories about the previous notable inhabitants of these impressive buildings.

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