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Art Museum Riga Bourse

Dome Square 6, Riga, Latvia
+37167226467
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Ranked #25 of 77 attractions in Riga
Type: Art Museums
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Baltimore
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80 reviews 80 reviews
19 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2013

OK, it's not the Met but if you consider the resources Latvia can put towards an art museum you will be impressed. The building itself is worth a stop .... but the art inside is worth an hour or so. It's an interesting collection, mostly European. I speculate to myself how collections like this are accumulated.

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Antrim, United Kingdom
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40 reviews 40 reviews
13 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2013

About 4 floors of art and exhibits from the area and east asia. Not at all boring as art is not my thing-something for most people to see. Very good indeed. At least 2 hours to see.

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Dallas, Texas
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236 reviews 236 reviews
130 attraction reviews
108 helpful votes 108 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2013

This museum was part of our tour. We really enjoyed this cultural landmark, the history behind it, the opulent interior and faux marble however the exhibits and displays were not that exciting, the permanent collection was a nice selection. The lady in the storage area gave our bag to someone else and luckily we got it back so beware if... More

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Sheffield
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2013

Visiting this museum was a very pleasant experience. There were cabinets of French, German and British porcelain as well as oriental vases and much more. Many painting were from artists with which I was not familiar so seeing their art was so good.

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Zurich
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37 reviews 37 reviews
12 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2013

Lovely building with a fairly broad range of art. What did most astonish us was the amount of great paintings from artists that are not very famous or hardly ever covered in museums. Nice audioguide .,

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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73 reviews 73 reviews
25 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2012

The refurbishments of this building only finished in 2011 and so the exhibition spaces compare very favourably with other modern galleries. We went specifically for the Silver age of Russian art exhibit. There is a charge but again compares with other galleries museums in Riga and a lot cheaper than those in the UK. The exhibition area we attended enabled... More

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Riga, Latvia
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4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2012

Fully renovated Art Museum Riga Bourse is located in the former stock exchange building. The renovation just made of this building an outstanding exhibition space...in some ways even over-helming the expositions unless you really like the 16-19th century. There are several rooms for temporary exhibitions but rarely show modern art an focus more on past centuries which is a little... More

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London
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114 attraction reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2012

I enjoyed this museum as it offers a realistic view of what the city and its inhabitants were like 100 years ago. The collections on display vary from furniture to silver, porcelain and many more pieces marking life in Riga during the difficult years of the past.

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Edmonton, Canada
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57 reviews 57 reviews
47 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2012

The building is large and imposing, on a main square in Riga's Old Town. It's the building itself that is more interesting: the collection is of foreign (not Latvian) art. It is arranged in a charmingly old-fashioned style in the rooms, with paintings placed on 2-3 levels one above the other on the walls. Most of the western European artists... More

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New York
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160 attraction reviews
380 helpful votes 380 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2012

One of the most disappointing museums I have seen in a major capital city in Europe. The exhibits inside just do not do justice to the massive building. Enjoy the building from the outside and skip the inside.

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