Riga Art Nouveau Free Tour

Duration: 2h
Languages: English
Quality Verified Registered on April 30, 2021

"Free Walking Tour Riga" was developed to show you the best of Riga - our home city. All our guides are locals from Riga with a good knowledge base and friendly personality. Some of them are also members of Latvian Professional Guide Association. It will be our honour to show you around Riga!

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  • Free booking and cancellation
    Free payment tour, no set price, booking and cancellation are free

Tour description

Riga is home to the widest collection of Art Nouveau architecture probably in the world! More than 800 buildings are built in this rich, decorative, and impressive style! Join Riga Art Nouveau Free tour to discover the beauty behind it! A must do a tour for everyone who wants to see more of Riga, than the traditional Old town!​​

Come with us to discover the main street of Art Nouveau architecture collection - Alberta iela but see also more of the buildings better known by the locals. Find out about the three sub-styles and their differences, learn about secrets behind the mystical symbols, so richly placed on the buildings, and hear some of the unbelievable inhabitant stories, who once owned a flat here.

Additionally, you will see and hear about top sights in the centre of Riga: 

  • Monument of Freedom
  • Opera house
  • National University
  • Embassy of France
  • Embassy of Germany
  • Academy of Art
  • National Museum of Art
  • Of course many prominent art-nouveau buildings. 

FINALLY, receive our exclusive tips for the best restaurant choices in the central area of Riga, get discounts and find out tips on what else to do in the city.


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  • Meeting point:
    Aspazijas bulvāris 20, Centra rajons,...
    Aspazijas bulvāris 20, Centra rajons, Rīga, LV-1050, Latvia
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    We will wait for you at Laima clock (near the monument for Freedom) dressed in orange T-shirt with a sign "Free Tour".

How much does this tour cost?

Free tours do not have a set price, instead, each person gives the guru at the end of the tour the amount that he or she considers appropriate (these usually range from €10 to $50 depending on satisfaction with the tour).

Tour opinions

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Maca... 23 Sep 2022

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Travelled in couple - Sep 2022
El tour fue muy explicativo y con cosas muy interesantes, se nota que a Margarita, la guía, le gusta mucho el arte y su ciudad.
Maca... 28 Jul 2022

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Travelled in group - Jul 2022
Very nice and thorough tour!
Joanne 15 Jul 2022

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Travelled alone - Jul 2022
Guna provided a very thoughtful informative tour of Riga's Art Nouveau period -- she started by introducing the pre-Art Nouveau period en route to the actual area of the city -- and then gave us a lot of interesting details that differentiated the Art Nouveau movement here in Riga, from those elsewhere (Prague, Paris, etc). She's very knowledgeable. I am a history buff, but, clearly I would not have picked up on the particular details ((...the visual parts but also the Latvian 'personalities' at that critical time...)) Guna was careful to not overwhelm us with details, but to provide us w/ enough information to understand why the Riga movement was so particular. She also recommended other places to visit in the city, related to Art Nouveau. It was well-worth it!!!!
Vice... 08 May 2022

Awful as they canceled 1 hour and 45 minutes before the beginning of the tour by email. I did not check my email as I was finding my way to the meeting point. I waited and there was nobody there. They should have sent that email the day before. Very disappointed. Plus, who is the tour guide to use my time like that? I wasted the whole morning and had to find an alternative plan in a rush. Very unprofessional.
Ewa 29 Mar 2022

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Travelled in couple - Mar 2022
The tour was absolutly great. Lenghth and insights were precise and well chosen. Totally recommend the tour
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What should you know?

Free cancellation
If you will not be able to attend the tour, please cancel your booking, otherwise the guide will be waiting for you.
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