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“Beautiful Place”

Latvian Ethnographic Open Air Museum
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Ranked #7 of 225 things to do in Riga
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Riga, Latvia
Level 5 Contributor
91 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“Beautiful Place”
Reviewed August 20, 2013

The museum is situated on the suburb of Riga and the place is breath-taking: pine forest on the bank of a big picturesque lake. The weather on the day of our visit was marvelous, so we had great time just wandering around the huge territory, walking in old farm houses, barns and mills. Some historical buildings have special keepers who are supposed to answer questions and give information about the place they are in charge. Some of them are really nice and eager to talk, but one lady totally discouraged us to enter or ask questions and rudely told not to touch anything, though we did not mean to. Also, there is just one small cafe in the center of the premises, so it is really a problem to buy a bottle of water or an ice-cream while you are taking quite a long walk.

Visited August 2013
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Malta, Europe
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7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“A visit not to be missed”
Reviewed August 17, 2013

We enjoyed our visit here because the environment is beautiful. we enjoyed visiting the cabins in the park, they are very interesting.

Visited July 2013
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
“Very interesting afternoon”
Reviewed August 17, 2013

Set in a pretty and spacious area, in undulating grassland and woodland, this museum contains many interesting buildings, illustrating what rural Latvian life was like 200-300 years ago.
The buildings include farmhouses, barns, threshing houses,a windmill and a beautiful wooden church.Museum workers dressed in traditional costume can be seen working at ethnic crafts.
A very interesting and pleasant place to spend 2-3 hours, just 20 minutes drive from Riga city centre.

Visited August 2013
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Naples, Fl
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51 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“The Earth Moans”
Reviewed August 7, 2013

The Earth Moans, a very impressive place to visit. A bit outside the city, but if you have a chance to visit, do it. Respect the grounds and silence. Remember what happened here and never let it happen again/

Visited June 2013
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Mäntsälä, Finland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Lovely, serene place”
Reviewed August 2, 2013

I have visited several open-air museums in different places, but Latvian Ethnographic Museum is my favorite. It's true that after a while all the loghouses begin to look similar. Here, however, at that point you can begin to admire the beautiful gardens, colorful flowers and well kept courtyards.

Visited July 2013
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