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Latvian Ethnographic Open Air Museum

Brivibas 440, Riga 1024, Latvia
7994106
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Ranked #18 of 88 Attractions in Riga
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Specialty Museums
Traveler Description: In a forest just to east of the city limits of Riga, exists the Latvian Ethnographic Open Air Museum.  Take the A2 (E77) road ot of town and if you... more »
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

Everyone should visit this lovely museum. A bit further out of the city, however 10 min drive won't kill anyone. Always welcomed!!!

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Dronfield, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

€3 to park before you even get into the museum, then the charge to get in. Good arrangement of buildings with descriptions in 3 languages. On the day we visited, there were displays of bread making, weaving, wood carving, basket making and other crafts with articles on sale at reasonable prices. The main problem was the lack of toilets and... More

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New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

If you are spending in Latvia more than one week, you will enjoy this museum. Very nice place for families with kids. We spent there 5 hours and had a lot of fun!

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Munich, Germany
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5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Really good museum, a nice place to spend a day off from turistic Riga. As the museum it's big,you will not see in the midst of a crowd of tourists. If the weather it's good you can also make picnic, because the museum it's inside a nice and peacefull forest. They have also a kiosk where you can buy latvia... More

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Carnikava, Rigas, Latvia
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5 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

If you are looking for a walk through history without a time machine, then this is the best place to go. Amazing buildings that take you back hundreds of years and allow you to experience what it was like to live back then. Excellent for kids and adults alike.

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Paris, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

I recommend this place for it does provide an overview of traditional houses in the region and the place itself is like a big national park. Though getting there was a bit confusing for the bus stops have no signs in English. However, the bus driver was really friendly even though he couldn't speak a word of English when I... More

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Monterrey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

I had been in another ethnographic museum in Russia. My kids got bored since they where pretty similar. For my opinión it was very interesting to see and live for a while as these people lived in the past. It is worth seeing. Just remember to take your repelent.

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Lecce, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

An unforgettable experience for all the family, which preserves and presents a past rural Latvia for posterity.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

If the weather is nice, this open air museum could be a good choice. You can see old cottages brought there from pretty much all over Latvia with old interiors and the like. Check online if they are having a folk festival, as then it is definitely worth a visit, even though it is outside the city, and the transport... More

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Jerusalem, Israel
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

We visited the museum on a hot summer day in late July, two adults and two children. My advise, if you have a choice between flossing your teeth and visiting the museum, pick the first. Chances that you will find something interesting are higher, it does not entail 30 minutes on the bus in each direction and costs less. There... More

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