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.