Art Nouveau in Riga
Walking tour – Art Nouveau in Riga
Riga is proud of its magnificent heritage of “Art Nouveau” architecture. The fact that sets Riga apart from other European capital cities, is the outstanding quality and the finest concentration of “Art Nouveau” buildings unparalleled anywhere in the world.
The Historic Centre of Riga was designated as a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1997.
Our walking tour will lead us through Old Riga to the “Art Nouveau” district which features the creations of the most controversial Architect: Mikhail Eisenstein. Decorated with various symbols and mythological characters, each building tells us a different story. Scary lions and screaming men's masks side by side with contemplative women’s faces, mysterious sphinxes, delicately carved flowers, birds and animals, … it is easy to get lost in such an abundance of images.
But don’t worry, our guides will help you to interpret the symbolic content of this decorations and tell you about myths and legends.
Meeting point : Town Hall Squere ,Ratslaukums 7 ,The House of the Blackheads,in office of agency.
Ends on Alberta street!
Please book 3 days before.