Riga Art Nouveau architecture tour
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Activities

Riga Art Nouveau architecture tour

Free cancellation
Language: English , German , Russian
Mobile voucher accepted
Duration: 3 hours
Safety measures applied
Do this because
  • See the Essential art nouveau buildings on Alberta, Elizabetes and Strelnieku Streets
  • Look for facades covered in dragons, wolves and a variety of gargoyles
  • Learn about Mikhail Eisenstein, father of the legendary Russian filmmaker Sergei Eisenstein
  • Visit the Art Nouveau Museum with your expert guide and admire the interior details of an art nouveau apartment
What to expect

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. Learn how 40% of all buildings in central Riga 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 everyday recreational walks. Admire the beautiful flower beds, old trees and statues along the canal - marking Riga as one of the first cities with proper city planning. Hear 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.

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.

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COVID-19 information
The following health and safety measures are in place, so you can relax and enjoy your experience.
  • Visitor numbers are limited to reduce crowds
  • The experience complies with government regulations
  • Social distancing is enforced
  • Areas frequented by visitors are regularly disinfected
  • Hand sanitizers are provided for staff and visitors
  • All gear/equipment is sanitised between use
  • Guides and all other staff are required to wear masks
  • Staff have their temperatures checked regularly
  • Contactless payment is available for tips and extras
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  • What's included
    • Art Nouveau Museum entrance ticket
    • Expert local guide
    • Guided walking tour
    What's not included
    • Hotel pick-up/drop-off
    Reduced price
    • Infants (age 0-2 )
    • Children (age 3-8)
    Where

    Central District, Riga, LV-1050, Latvia

    Meeting point:

    Meet your guide at the Freedom Monument (Lady Liberty holding stars). Look for them holding a sign that says 'Walks In Europe.'

    What to remember
    • Small-group tours operate with a maximum of 12 people
    • Reduced child ticket can only be booked in combination with at least one paying adult ticket
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    When
    • Please refer to the calendar for updated starting times and availability
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    Provider
    Walks In Europe,OU
    Booking fee
    Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
    Cancellation policy
    Receive a 100% refund if you cancel up to 24 hours before the activity begins.

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