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Riga : Explore Art Nouveau Architecture

Riga's trademark architectural style will turn your heads around

Quick Details

Duration: 3 hours

This tour runs every day

  • Morning departure at 10:00
  • Afternoon departure at 14:30

Meeting point:

  • We meet at the Freedom Monument (Lady Liberty holding stars). Your guide will be waiting with a sign which says “Walks In Europe”
Adult (Ages 10+)
Child (Ages 3-9)
Infant (Ages 2 and Under)
Private Tour (includes 2 People)

Explore Art Nouveau Architecture in Riga

Walk the streets of Riga on the hunt for its trademark architectural style: Art Nouveau. See intricate floral designs, weaving garlands, expressive masks, ornate sculptural figures, flowing lines, and elaborate geometric forms decorating the facades of buildings on several streets.

Join your expert local guide on a small group ( max 12 people ) or a private tour to cover Riga’s distinctive look in 3 hours.

Learn how 40% of all buildings in central Rīga were built in the Art Nouveau style marking the city like no other in the world.

Start near the old town surrounded by an arch of boulevards and parks for every day’s recreational walks. See the beautiful flower beds, old trees, and freshwater springs, beautiful statues along the canal marking Riga as one of the first cities with proper city planning.

Talk about the extraordinary characters of the city’s most prolific art nouveau architects such as Mikhail Eisenstein, father of the legendary Russian filmmaker Sergei Eisenstein. Follow your guide to find the collection of buildings he created on Alberta iela famous for its unusual sculpture, colored bricks and tiles, geometric ornaments, and uniquely shaped windows.

Continue to the Art Nouveau Museum for a fascinating look at an art nouveau apartment where even the bathroom and kitchen are adorned with Jugendstil elements. Visit the museum with your expert guide for details of the interior details of an Art Nouveau building.

The museum features an authentic interior of an Art Nouveau apartment with the layout of rooms, original wall paintings and furnishings. It displays furniture, tableware, artworks, clocks, clothing, embroidery, and other items used in Riga.

Follow your guide on several streets of Riga to see the Essential art nouveau buildings on Alberta, Elizabetes, Strelnieku Streets for examples of facades covered in dragons, wolves, and a variety of hideous gargoyles with gaping mouths – art nouveau’s dalliance in the macabre.

End your tour with enough knowledge to be independent for after the tour.