At the turn of the XIX-XX centuries, Europe was almost overwhelmed by modernity. Art Nouveau in France, Secession in Austria, Modern Style in England, Liberty in Italy, Modernism in Spain, and finally Art Nouveau in Germany and Latvia.
Riga's Art Nouveau is rightfully considered one of the best examples of this genre, and most importantly, it has been perfectly preserved to this day. There are about 800 Art Nouveau buildings in Riga. The most brilliant examples of Art Nouveau architecture can be found on the streets of Alberta and Elizabeth.
The lively Art Nouveau quarter can be no exaggeration to call one of Riga's business cards. Here, a little away from the city center, are concentrated numerous houses in the Art Nouveau style, the beauty of which can be admired endlessly.