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“Splendid Art Nouveau/Jugendstil architecture” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Alberta Iela

Alberta Iela
Centra Rajons, Riga 1010, Latvia
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Ranked #2 of 146 things to do in Riga
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Sofia, Bulgaria
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“Splendid Art Nouveau/Jugendstil architecture”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2013

Historic center of Riga is inscribed in the UNESCO World Heritage sites list because of its Art Nouveau/Jugendstil architecture, which is unparalleled anywhere in the world (more than 800 buildings), and its 19th century architecture in wood. Alberta iela is one the best arguments for the inscription.

Visited September 2013
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“Jugendstil pure”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2013

One of the two major streets with Jugendstill houses (the other one is Elisabete iela nearby). Your neck may hurt after such walk as it is necessary to watch up for decorations and details all the time. Some of the houses still need restoration but it is a matter of time only.

Visited August 2013
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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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“Don't miss out on the wonderful art nouveau buildings”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2013

Don't miss out on the art nouveau buildings in Riga. There is a museum at the end of Alberta Iela which will allow you to see the restored interior of one building with beautiful furniture. Take your camera and don't kiss out. You can buy guides at the museum to find out about other important spots but this is a great place to start. A must for anyone interested in art nouveau, architecture, social history, Riga or who just likes pretty things to take pictures of.

Visited July 2013
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“A photographer's delight”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2013

It's easy to get lost in all the little details on the art deco facades. Make sure you've got plenty of time. Beautiful.

Visited June 2013
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“Art Nouveau!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013

A number of interesting examples of the style here, including one from the Latvian National Romantic style - unfortunately not in a good state of repair. Also Art Nouveau museum and restaurant on opposite corners at the end of the street - both good.

Visited June 2013
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