During the walking tour you will get acquainted with the main sights of Old Riga, as well as walk along Riga boulevards and parks that replaced the city fortifications. We will talk about the architects who contributed to the image of today's Riga, about the famous townspeople of those times, as well as about the Jugendstil, known as Modern Style and Art Nouveau. You can see all the interesting and original buildings of the early 20th century and make sure that Riga is called the metropolis of Art Nouveau by right.
Excursion by foot
Duration: 5 h
Distance: 6 km (see the map)
List of sights:
There are a lot of sights in Riga, for the sake of which it is worth staying here for a day or two. First of all, Old Riga is the oldest part of the modern city, where legends still live on narrow cobbled streets, where history is in the air, creating a unique aura. Actually by taking the Old Riga walking tour we will begin our acquaintance with Riga.
After the Old Riga walking tour you can take a lunch break.
Next, we will have a walk along the Riga Boulevard Ring. This elegant element of urban planning inherent in only cities with a rich historical and cultural heritage. Riga boulevards and parks surround Old Riga with a green circle, forming a free space in the very center of the capital, perfect for leisurely walks. In addition to parks and squares, there are many interesting buildings built in the style of historicism – theaters, museums, revenue houses and mansions.
Taking a stroll along the boulevards, we will reach the Jugendstil quarter, where we will get acquainted with the work of the three most famous Riga architects and see their main architectural masterpieces.