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Riga Art Nouveau Free Tour

Updated: Jan 8

Hello Riga lovers! We offer you the chance to explore Riga's most extravagant period of architecture with us on one of our Art Nouveau tours of Riga. You can follow the link below to book a place and see the schedule of the Art Nouveau Tours this season.

Riga Art Nouveau tour - explore Riga
Beautiful Art Nouveau architecture can be found across Riga

The tour schedule for the free walking tour of Riga's Art Nouveau may change throughout the year due to daylight hours and the colder weather / low season so just see what is listed on the tour schedule during your stay and do not worry if we are not running on your chosen date, we do offer offer private fixed price tours of Riga for groups. This allows you to explore at a time that suits you best!

Art Nouveau in Riga
So many examples of the Arty nouveau m movement is found across Riga

The Art nouveau free tour of Riga is one of the best ways to get familiar with the Riga of the early 1900's. Just at the dawn of the modern era and at the end of the Russian Empire. You will get the chance to wander the streets and hear about what was happening in this pivotal period in Latvia and Riga's history. Get closer to the inhabitants of Riga during that time, formed by a vast mix of ethnic groups, languages, religions and cultures. The Riga of the foregone era is really a World away from the city today.

Art Nouveau master pieces in Riga
Riga flourished during the early 1900's and we can see this through the opulent Art Nouveau buildings the city showcases.

Behind all of this is the architects of the time, the movers and shakers, the property developers, the labourers, scaffolders, city planners, bankers, Mayors and society that drove one of Europe's fastest and grandest expansions of all time. Riga was at her peak during this period but it also the peak and ultimate collapse of an Empire.

Architecture of Riga
You may need a wide angled lens to capture all the Art Nouveau facades in Riga.

Art meets history on this free walking tour of Riga. A must for anyone in love with Art Nouveau and for the city explorer who wants to escape the touristic Old town with its lack of actual inhabitants. Here in the quiet centre we come in to contact with the money that once was and the money that is still present on the higher end of the scale in the society of Riga today.

Riga art nouveau is impressive.
Strange decorations can be found on the 100's of Art Nouveau buildings in Riga.

Riga is home to one of the Worlds largest collections of Art Nouveau buildings. There are many various styles, many periods and many back stories that carry the styles along with the current affairs of the day. From an opulent pre 1905 period, to the post uprisings across the Russian empire in 1905 that led to more down to earth styles such as the National romantic movement.

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