Riga Old Town and Art Nouveau Walking Tour
Combination of two most popular sightseeing places - Riga Old Town and Art Nouveau tour. One tour to discover two important reasons why Riga is worth visiting for. Meet the breath of centuries in the narrow streets of Riga Old Town, city which was started in 13th century and was a mighty harbor as well as part of the Hanseatic League. Meet the fine style, romance and surprising architectural solutions on the Art Nouveau tour.
Price & Booking
Price: 15 Eur per person*
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About this tour
During medieval times, Riga was a mighty harbour and was a member city of the Hanseatic League which joined the traders of the Baltic Region and North Germany. The Large and the Small Guild, as well as the reconstructed House of the Blackheads recall the Hanseatic times.
These were built by the Guilds of craftsmen and artists buildings in a growing city. Old Riga is a masterpiece of architecture which has retained the atmosphere of old times.
Forty per cent of buildings in the centre of Riga belong to art nouveau, which is more than in other European cities. Moreover, art and architecture connoisseurs believe that it is in Riga that art nouveau found especially powerful and sweeping expression. In order to preserve Old Riga, Riga’s wooden buildings and the art nouveau architecture, the historical centre of Riga has been designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
The areas where art nouveau features most lavishly are Alberta Street and the so-called embassy district nearby - you will see this and even more with us.