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Musee Art Nouveau

Alberta Iela 12, Riga LV-1010, Latvia
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Ranked #8 of 84 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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65 reviews 65 reviews
39 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

Visiting this museum which once was the home of one of the great Art Nouveau architects, Constantin Peksens, is a wonderful way to learn the history and characteristics of Art Nouveau. The spiral staircase, the stain glass window, the beautiful colors of the walls and ceilings and the art work all blend for a serene living space. We had a... More

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Almaty, Kazakhstan
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

this is a small museum, so don't expect to spend more than about half an hour here (although they do show a 10 minute video at the end, but we could easily have skipped that without spoiling the experience). great for its collection and layout, pity there is no guide to draw your attention to some of the smaller items... More

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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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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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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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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
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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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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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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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