Guided tour

Art Nouveau Walking Tour in Riga

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Art Nouveau Walking Tour in Riga

Activity provider: Around Latvia

Admire magnificent Art Nouveau architecture and walk down some of Eastern Europe's most beautiful streets on this 2-hour walking tour in elegant Riga. Learn about and experience how Riga became one of the world's centers of Art Nouveau buildings.

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  • Discover some of Europe’s most beautiful Art Nouveau buildings
  • Admire Riga's beautiful architecture as you walk through the city center
  • Walk down the stunning Alberta and Elizabete streets
  • Learn about the city's architectural history from your tour guide
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Discover some of Europe's most beautiful Art Nouveau buildings on this guided walking tour through Riga. The Latvian capital has long been known to have one of the world's greatest collections of Art Nouveau architecture, so let your guide show you around central Riga's elegant neighborhoods. The Art Nouveau architectural style arose in the late-19th century in Brussels, at a time when Riga and Latvia in general were at their peak of economic prosperity. The Art Nouveau architectural style quickly became popular, and today there are about 800 Art Nouveau buildings still standing in Riga. This tour includes a walk down Elizabetes Street and Alberta Street, both home to the city's most ornate and impressive Art Nouveau buildings, giving you plenty of time to take in the splendor of this grand and artistic architectural style. Learn all about this history of these areas, and what they represent today as part of the exciting city of Riga.
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  • Personal expenses

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Meet your guide at the Freedom Monument in central Riga

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4.5 /5

based on 4 reviews

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Great tour and a must do!

Knowledgable guide and a fantastic tour!

August 17, 2019

We had none as a guide. She was professional, had structured the tour and was able to respond to ours if not only Riga but the whole country. We are happy and really think everyone should take the time to go on this tour, it gave so much.

December 27, 2018

Nice tour, but ready after 1.5 hours

Nice, informative tour, guide had a lot of knowledge, could also explain well. Guide was not quite prepared (wanted to start the city tour and was surprised that we had booked the Art Nouveau tour) and was finished after 1.5 hours (tour should take 2 hours). Overall, however, recommended.

July 24, 2018

Product ID: 32484