Private tour

Walking Tour of Riga's Beautiful Art Nouveau Architecture

4.6 / 5

14 reviews

Activity provider: Discover Latvia

Walking Tour of Riga's Beautiful Art Nouveau Architecture

Activity provider: Discover Latvia

From US$ 68.20 per person

Enjoy a walk through the art nouveau district where you will see both decorative & romantic architecture that give Riga its unrivaled charm. Learn the short but fascinating history behind the art form and discover how it made its way to the Baltic region.

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Duration 2 hours
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Live tour guide
English, German, Russian, Latvian, Lettish
Pickup included
Pickup is available from hotels / accommodation in Riga Old Town only.
Private group

Experience

Highlights
  • Discover some of the world's most beautiful art nouveau buildings
  • Stroll down the famous and charming Alberta Street
  • Continue on toward Elizabetes Street and take in some of Riga's most stunning achievements
Full description
Discover Riga's most amazing art nouveau buildings on this walking tour of Latvia's largest city. A century ago, Riga, just like other European cities, was swept away by a style of architecture and living inspired by a longing for creative freedom and daring opulence. This style became known as art nouveau. By learning from nature, delighting in bunches of flowers, and ornamentation, art nouveau rendered Riga more lavish, mysterious, and seductive. Raise your eyes upwards and discover Europe’s most beautiful art nouveau buildings while you learn the fascinating history behind them. Walk away with a newfound knowledge and appreciation for the relatively recent art form.
Includes
  • English or German speaking guide
  • Pick-up at your hotel (located in the Riga Old Town)
  • Personal expenses
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

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  • Comfortable shoes
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 /5

based on 14 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    5/5
  • Value for money
    4.8/5
  • Service
    5/5
  • Organization
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Interesting for all Art Nouveau lovers

Our tour guide was very friendly. She said something about the architect or symbolism of many buildings and also pointed out the general sights in Riga. Sometimes we would have liked a few more in-depth explanations about the buildings. The tour is excellent for those interested in Art Nouveau. There is so much to see that you can also discover a few buildings on your own starting from the guided tour.

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August 2, 2012

very interesting two hours

Initially, our guide Ilze, a very friendly and competent person, spoke very quickly, as if memorized. She answered our interim questions only very briefly, then it went on immediately in "her text". But that got better over time, she probably sensed that we really wanted to know more.

May 29, 2016

interesting tour, kind&competent guide

highly recommended

August 26, 2014

Product ID: 22095