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Latvian Ethnographic Open Air Museum

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Address: Brivibas 440, Riga 1024, Latvia
Phone Number: 7994106
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Fascinating collection of old buildings from all over Latvia. Fishermen's huts, farmhouses, churches and three windmills. Most allow going inisde to look at the furniture and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

Fascinating collection of old buildings from all over Latvia. Fishermen's huts, farmhouses, churches and three windmills. Most allow going inisde to look at the furniture and decor from the appropriate time period. During our vist there were several people working in the gardens dreessed in traditional Latvian clothing which added to the atmosphere and brought the place to life. Unfortunatley... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

For any former Latvian or foreign traveler, this outdoor setting takes you back 500-600 years in time to show what life in Europe was like in the country.

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

What a cool museuem! Super easy to get to from Riga. There are a ton of old cabins from different regions and they are decorated perfectly. I felt like I was walking into a different time. Very well done and great price.

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Marche-en-Famenne, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

The site is exceptionnal; The restaurant offers latvian dishes like latvian soup, latvian cabbage, etc. We inaugurated the new restored church. It was really wonderful ! Our guide was very old but so kind and welcoming ! She was an inexhaustible source of information about the old latvian life !

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West Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Being in the outdoors, a large forest area with homes and workplaces that have been moved from various areas of Latvia and reconstructed in the forest. These are original homes and equipment, a fantastic teaching aid, showing Latvia's past.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

Half an hour outside the city, you need a taxi, but a lovely respite from the city. Woodland setting, on a large lake, about 120 old buildings, grouped by original geographic location. Takes a good three hours to walk around, and most buildings were still closed when I went. Bring a picnic if you can! The entrance will phone for... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

We short-listed places to visit in Riga and this was one. When we reached there, it felt that we were in for a forest walk, but then one by one, after visiting most of the huts/exhibits it started to sink in that we had kind of glided into a different world more than a hundred years back. You get to... More 

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Brussels, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

It's so quiet yet so natural because you're around forests so it's also good for your health. You also learn about the Latvian and Livonian folklore and clothings and instruments.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

During our stay in Riga we rented a car for one day and decided to go to the Open air museum. It is not far from the city centre and easy to find. We went on April 7th which was not really a good time to go as it was in the off-season and many buildings where closed. I think... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

We visited this museum on Easter Sunday, after reading about the Easter celebrations that they were going to run. The museum itself is quite a way from the centre of Riga, but easy to get to via bus number 1 from near the train station (2 euros per person each way). It was interesting to see how life was in... More 

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