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Explore Wooden Architecture of Kalnciema Quarter

Your guru: Darja
Questions? Contact with Darja

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  • Riga
  • Available in: English, Russian

About the guru Darja

One of main Kalnciema Quarter people who expresses her passion for wooden architecture and dedicates her time to make Kalnciema Quarter and local community strong and beautiful. Love being with people and share her knowledge with others.

One of main Kalnciema Quarter people who expresses her passion for wooden architecture and dedicates her time to make Kalnciema Quarter and local community strong and beautiful. Love being with people and share her knowledge with others.

About the tour

Be an adventurer who goes on a mini tour to explore the beautiful wooden architecture at Kalnciema Quarter! Get a fulfilling knowledge about history of Kalnciema Quarter, meet and greet local vendors at Christmas markets. Shop for presents and handmade souvenirs at Kalnciema Quarter’s art pop – up store.

Kalnciema Quarter is a bright and lively spot in Riga, on the left bank of the Daugava River, in the green and colorful area of Pārdaugava. It regularly hosts events for families and children, art exhibitions, plays, open-air concerts, and educational events. The cluster of renovated wooden buildings , Wine shop and cafe, offering wine from the small vineyards of Marche, Italy, a restaurant, an art gallery and a design salon.

The buildings of Kalnciema Quarter, located at the crossing of Kalnciema and Melnsila Streets are a part of Riga’s wooden architecture heritage dating back to the 19th century and representing the epoch of the late Classicism in Europe.

Currently, seven renovated buildings enclosing the yard with a small orchard are open to the public. All the buildings have been renovated, using traditional materials and technologies, with modern conveniences built in and adjustments to answer the needs of the contemporary lifestyle.

Every Sunday in December we offer a free tour at Kalnciema Quarter market where you will get to know local food culture and the 19th century wooden architecture! During the tour we will walk through the Christmas market, meet the vendors, taste the hemp chocolate and pepper sauces and visit Latvian designer’s pop-up shop in our gallery. The tour guides are also the organizers of the Christmas Market, who will be useful advisers in finding holiday gifts.

Tours are offered in English and Russian every Sunday at 12 PM (in English) and 1 PM (in Russian). Duration of the tour ~ 30 minutes.

To apply for the tour, please call +371 67614322 or +371 26255148. Participation in the tour is for small donations.

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How to find me: Let's meet at Wine shop and cafe in Kalnciema Quarter
Tour duration: 1 hour

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