Art Nouveau in Riga

Reveal the treasures of Art Nouveau in Riga!

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€ 25

Art Nouveau in Riga

At the beginning of the 20th century, in the most important port city of the Russian Empire – Riga, the new direction of architecture Art Nouveau began its triumphant march, thanks to which today we can call Riga an Art Nouveau metropolis. Notable Latvian, German, Russian and Jewish architects have left their distinctive features in the city’s Art Nouveau houses. The walk leads through the Old Town to the Art Nouveau district in a quiet part of the center of Riga, where you can see the buildings designed by the architect Mikhail Eisenstein. Each of them is a work of art. Accompanied by a guide from the agency “Smile line”, you will walk along the famous Alberta Street, where you can see various Art Nouveau buildings – rich in ornaments, more modest, and built in the spirit of national romanticism. One of the most important values of Art Nouveau – the building must be not only beautiful, but also functional, but was it really like that?

15:00

on request one day before

Rātslaukumā

On foot

2 h

3 km

ENG, LAT, RUS, GER

€25 *

* Starting from 2 persons

Legend

Riga is proud of its magnificent heritage of Art Nouveau architecture. The most significant expression of Art Nouveau architecture in Riga is marked by a wide variety of individual styles ranging from highly decorative to more intellectual interpretations. The walk will lead you through Old Riga to the Art Nouveau district which features the creations of the most controversial Art Nouveau architect Mikhail Eisenstein. Each building is worth seeing and admiring in this area.

 

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Information

City
Rātslaukumā
Tour price
€ 25
Languages
ENG, LAT, RUS, GER
Tour start time
15:00
Duration of the tour
2 h
Starting from
2 persons

Highlighted points

  • Miss Art Nouveau – the most beautiful Art Nouveau woman in Riga Bastejkalns,
  • The Eighth Wonder of the World,
  • Gas factory,
  • Kronvalda Park,
  • Riga 700th Anniversary Pavilion,
  • Smilšu, Strēlnieku, Alberta streets.
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Included

  • Guide service

Tour rules

  • Due to objective reasons, our excursions may experience route changes.
  • Walking tour should be booked at least a day in advance. (Does not apply to regular tours.)
  • From 01.04 to 01.10, 12.00.PM; from 1.10 to 1.04, 11.00.PM.
  • Day trips should be booked at least two days in advance. Guide/driver in one person.
  • Art Nouveau excursion at 15.00 will be available from 01.04. to 01.10.; from 1.10. to 1.04. is possible at 13.00 on request.
  • Meeting point – Townhall square 7, guide agencys „Smile line” office in the House of Black Heads.
  • Daily excursions are available in 4 main languages – EN, RU, LV, DE, languages available on request – SV, NO, PO, ES, PT, IT, JA, FR.
  • During bad weather we offer umbrellas.
  • Children under 6 can join excursions for free.

Tour starting point

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FAQ

1. Is it possible to book a tour for a single person?

Yes, it is. We do tours also for individual travellers. 

2. How long in advance can I cancel a tour?

You can cancel a tour 24 hours before it. 

3. Are there any discounts for children?

For pre-school children the tours are free of charge, for schoolchildren- half-price.

4. Can the guide pick me up at the hotel?

Yes, it can be arranged on request

5. How far from the city centre is Smile Line office?

It’s about 5-10 minute walk from the city centre

6. How can I get to the Smileline office?

Just look for the Blackheads’ House on the Town Hall Square. Our office is situated right  inside the building, the door on the left. 

7. What is the address of your office?

The address is Rātslaukums 7, Riga, Latvia

8. What are the office' s working hours?

Every day from 9.30 am – 3pm

9. Is it possible to confirm/cancel a tour just during office hours?

No, you can reach our office by phone or Whatsapp out of working hours till 20.00 pm 

10. Is it possible to have a coffee or lunch break during day tours?

Yes, it is. The guide will recommend the best places to have a coffee or lunch during the tour.

11.Is it possible to confirm/cancel a tour just during office hours?

No, you can reach our office by phone or Whatsapp out of working hours till 20.00 pm

12. What is the difference between morning and evening tours?

You will get more detailed information on the 2-hour tour and have more time to ask questions.

RESERVATION FORM

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from 8-12 years
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