Izbaudi Rīgu

Art Nouveau in Riga

Riga is proud of its magnificent heritage of Art Nouveau architecture. It was included in the UNESCO World Heritage list by virtue of the outstanding quality and quantity of Art Nouveau buildings, which is unparalleled anywhere in the world.

The walk will take you through Old Riga to the Art Nouveau district in the quiet centre of Riga, which features the creations of the Art Nouveau architect Mikhail Eisenstein, and where each building is well worth seeing.

You will have a walk along the famous Albert Street, where Art Nouveau buildings range from richly decorated to modest, from Decorative Art Nouveau to National Romanticism. The buildings are highly decorative yet deeply functional.

Decorated with various symbols and mythological characters, each building tells us a different story. Scary lion and screaming men 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 interpret the symbolic content of the decorations, and tell you a lot of myths and legends.

The tour starts at 1 PM daily in the Town Hall Square (Ratslaukums) at the yellow umbrella. The duration of the walking tour is 2 hours.

The tour is available in English, Russian and German.

Buy tour

Price: € 18.00

€ 0.00
Price: € 0.00
Discount: %
Total : € 0.00
Your contacts :
Customer support * How would you prefer us to contact you on the road in case there is an urgent update to your booking?

Terms and conditions:

After booking a trip at LiveRiga.com, canceling and/or changing the purchase is not possible. The service can be redeemed only on the date and time as specified in the voucher.

Terms and conditions:

Other tours

Old Town tours with Black Balsam tasting

Walk along the narrow streets of the Medieval Old Town with our knowledgeable guides. You will find out why Riga is called the capital of the decorated Christmas tree, where the key of Riga is being kept and much more.

Read more

Tour around Old Town

From late Romanesque and Gothic architecture that has been part of the city's oldest structures since the beginning of the 13th century, to the buildings of the 19th century.

Read more

Romantic Riga and local wine tasting

Old Riga is a place where romance has come to stay – its every street tells us a story of lovers. Its ancient buildings are scented with love, their walls have seen both moments of divine love and sacrifices made for it.

Read more

Old Town Tour at 9 a.m.

Take yourself back to the year 1201 and up to the present day on a pleasant historical journey through the old winding streets of Old Riga.

Read more

Moscow District Tour

The Moscow district is one of the oldest suburbs, and has undergone the least change meaning a walking tour through it can be like traveling back in time.

Read more

Latvian Food Tasting Tour in Central Market

Come and discover what Latvian food is all about, what the locals eat and where they eat it. We will show you many of the local specialties, allowing you to taste and experience them.

Read more

Art Nouveau Tour

Most tour guides stick to a very small area often known as the ‘Art Nouveau District’ but we feel this does not do Riga’s history justice, there is so much more out there.

Read more