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“the best example of Art Nouveau” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Alberta Iela

Alberta Iela
Centra Rajons, Riga 1010, Latvia
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Ranked #2 of 79 Attractions in Riga
Type: Architectural Buildings, Landmarks
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Riga, Riga, Latvia
1 review
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“the best example of Art Nouveau”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2013

It is located in quiet center of Riga. Close to Old Town. It has good architecture and very cosy museum.It gives a good impression about life in Riga at that time. There is an audioguide (in that museum), very friendly staff, and You could get fun, making some photoes into this museum and try on hats on entrance hall.
It is worthwhile to attend at the Riga's city festival, what is organized at first weekend in August. Then this street becomes a place for meeting for many other peoples, but local people are walking to this street, are making many performances and you could take part in its...You could get very interesting an old fashion photoes , could visited a few salons, taste latvian food and beer.And there are also many charcters from these old times- newspaper boys, policeman-''gorodovoj'', attractive janitor, fireman brass band, townsfolk,,, Mr. Pliekshens and his wife-the best architect of that time in Riga, he is the architetc of many buildings on that street and in other places in Riga, Blaumanis-very popular Latvian writer. By the way he was living on the third floor at the building where is the Art Nouveau museum, and his apartmnent is similar like that. It is friendly place for children too- they could take part in many masterclasses-making pictures, painting ceramic tiles, making jewelry for themselves makinfg flower bouquets at the florist offices...Many many things to do.And if You want to have dinner or lunch - there are good places for that. I recommend Riviera, Flying frog, and if you want something unusual and non typical for mostly people from Europe-you could go to Russian tractier. Don't miss to visit the surroundings-Elizabeth street, Dzirnavu street, Alunana street, Antonias street- watch up for decorations and details on the facades of that buildings, there are no two identical on its.Welcome to Riga!

Visited August 2013
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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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Warsaw, Poland
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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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“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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