Riga is considered to have the finest collection of Art Nouveau buildings in Europe: discover the most iconic examples of the elegant architectural style on this free walking tour.
Art Nouveau Riga: Free Walking Tour Itinerary
Meet your English-speaking tour guide at 3 pm in front of the Latvian National Opera House. After admiring the elegant façade of the Opera House, Riga's most important theatre, you'll begin your free walking tour around central Riga, where a third of all buildings follow the renowned architectural trend of the late 19th and early 20th centuries: Art Nouveau style.
From there, you'll stroll over to Elizabetes iela, where you'll be captivated by the numerous Art Nouveau buildings that line the street. One of the most famous structures is located at number 10. What will you find there? From peacocks to dramatic masks, the stone carvings decorating its exterior are absolutely spectacular.
Continue on your free tour of Riga to Albert Street, known for being home to a number of embassies, as well as for its striking Art Nouveau architecture. Admire some of the city's must stunning buildings, many of which were designed by Russian architect Mikhail Eisenstein, who incorporated elements from the National Romantic and Symbolism movements into his work too.
Your fascinating tour will come to an end around 5 pm at the Art Nouveau Museum located in Albert Street.
You decide the price
Our tour guides work exclusively for tips received from visitors. At the end of your tour, you'll be invited to pay them the price you think their service deserves.
- Please note: it is not possible to reserve this free walking tour of Riga for groups of more than 6 people.
- Children must always be accompanied by an adult. There is a maximum of 3 children permitted per adult.
- This tour does not include entrance to any paid monuments, just visiting the outsides.
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Free walking tour in English
The tour is exclusively in English.
English speaking guide.
When to book?
Book as soon as possible to guarantee availability, especially during public holidays and festivities.
Once your booking has been confirmed, you will receive an email containing your booking voucher. Please print it out or download on your smartphone/tablet to show on the day of the activity.
Frequently asked questions
Q - How to book?
A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.
No (not suitable for people with reduced mobility).
Latvian National Opera House.
If you are not able to attend the tour, please cancel your reservation in the control panel, otherwise the guide will be waiting for you.