History of Latvia

Art Nouveau & Riga Old Town

Walk to Art Nouveau district. Riga is like a museum of architecture, covering periods from Gothic to Classicism. But the real treasure of the city is the largest and best-preserved collection of Art Nouveau buildings in the world. This fact was corroborated by UNESCO in 1997 and now the central section of Riga is included in the UNESCO World Heritage List. Riga is sometimes called the "capital" of Art Nouveau thanks to the heritage of 800 buildings of Art Nouveau.
The exteriors of the Art Nouveau buildings are imaginatively decorative and won`t leave guests incurious or without an opinion.
A walking tour through Riga Old Town seeing remarkable sites like St.Peter's Church with its famous rooster, St.Jacobs Church, Dom Square and Dom Cathedral, home to one of the world's most valuable historic organs. The Powder Tower and city walls will make you feel the breath of the medieval. The guide will tell you about the oldest stone residential dwellings in Riga, the Three Brothers, the Great and Small Guilds, and the fortification wall of Riga with the Swedish Gate the last surviving gate in the wall. The guide will introduce you to the intriguing story of the Cat House and show you Town Hall Square with the beautiful and elegant Blackheads House. The tour will take visitors to Riga Castle founded in 1330, the Parliament, the Monument of Liberty and fantastic Riga`s Opera House.

Excursion price excludes: entrance in Art Nouveau Museum 6.00 EUR/ per person (closed on Mondays).
Min amount:10 people
Max amount:16 people
Excursion Type: Architecture, Culture, Walking
Walking: Moderate
Suggestions: Comfortable shoes are required
Local Currency: EUR (do not accept credit cards in small shops)
Request the price for different size of group and length!

*There are two cruise passenger ports. For the far port called Krievu sala, additional price for the transfer will be calculated.