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Musee Art Nouveau

Alberta Iela 12, Riga LV-1010, Latvia
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Ranked #9 of 82 attractions in Riga
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Museums
Description: Situé dans un bâtiment du quartier Art Nouveau de Riga, au 1er étage. Adresse, Alberta Iela (en face de l'ambassade d'Irlande et de Belgique)
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14 reviews 14 reviews
12 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

This museum explains the interesting architecture of many of the buildings in the city. which is known for its art nouveau style. The staff is dressed in period costumes. A visit to the neighboring streets is a must.

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44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

The museum is the former home of one of the famous Art Nouveau architects, Constantins Peksens, and it has been restored to resemble an apartment from the 1920's. It is located in the Art Nouveau District, which is a must for anyone visiting Riga.

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

Lovely little museum which helps provide a great insight/ introduction into the art nouveau history of Riga. Plenty of information provided in several languages and you are free to look at your leisure.

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26 reviews 26 reviews
5 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Having wondered round the Art Nouveau quarter it was great to actually see inside a reconstructed apartment. The sets are beautiful with lots of interesting details and staff are really helpful and keen to give you information.

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30 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Great museum located in an Art Nouveau apartment building that is still occupied by residents. The Museum itself is a ground floor apartment that has been re-furnished in the original A.N. style. A delightful way to view what home life was like for the wealthy in that age.

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

I enjoyed seeing the apartment in its original style, decoration and furniture. The stair case for the whole building is magnificent, and the other museum at the top, while very different, is also worth visiting.

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Hadlow, United Kingdom
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28 attraction reviews
158 helpful votes 158 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

It is almost impossible to find a building or apartment with its Art Nouveau interior still intact, so anyone interested in this genre should treat this as a holy grail. The closest thing I have seen is in the Musee D'Orsay (Paris) where there are some wonderful 'high Art Nouveau' interior suites - perhaps the best you are likely to... More

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Helsinki, Southern Finland, Finland
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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

I liked this museum as the curators are wearing beautiful costumes and explaining the life style of early 20th century to visitors. The museum is small but the building is amazingly beautiful. You cannot stop oohing and ahhing.

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London, United Kingdom
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

I have been incredibly surprised by the beauty of the art nouveau district in Riga, I did not expect to find so many buildings, so beautiful and so beautifully renovated. This museum is the ideal place to start if you want to learn something about Art Nouveau in general and in Riga in particular. It is located in what was... More

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36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

Enter Alberta street from the south on your way to Musee Art Noveau at number 12. The street in itself is a museum showing a long row of art nouveau buildings. The building at number 12 was constructed as the private house for architect Konstantīns Pēkšēns, where he lived until 1907 in the apartment, that now is Musee Art Noveau.... More

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