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“for art history & architecture fans, this is a wonder” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Alberta Iela

Alberta Iela
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Old Town and Art Nouveau Walking Tour of Riga
Ranked #2 of 219 things to do in Riga
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Oslo, Norway
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“for art history & architecture fans, this is a wonder”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 5, 2014

This was my one must-see item on my trip to Riga, and I wasn't disappointed. The whole street is a marvel of the style, and it was interesting to peek into the entry halls of a few to see that the buildings are equally ornate inside.

This whole area north of the park is actually full of nice examples of art noveau architecture, although not in such a concentration as this one street. It's worth wandering further just to spot more interesting details.

Visited August 2014
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“Classic Walking Tour for Architecture Lovers”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 31, 2014

This concentrated area of Art Nouveau buildings provides a classic and delightful walk. Yes, some of the buildings have not been renovated yet, but there are plenty of wonderful examples that have been. You cannot visit this area without also going to the Art Nouveau Museum.

Visited September 2013
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Sarasota, Florida
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“Great Facades”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 31, 2014

If you like art nouveau facades Riga has some excellent examples. They are easily walkable in less than 15 minutes from the cruise terminal. Note that cruise critic incorrectly implies they are not. Elizabetes Street at the northern end of the park has some very good buildings, but the real gems are on the short Alberta street just one block away. To get to Elizabetes street just cross the street by the cruise terminal and walk north. Turn right when you get to Elizabetes street. This area is about a half hour walk from old town (which is about 15 minutes south of the cruise terminal). You can walk along the boulevards or take short cuts through the large parks. The parks are attractive. If you don't want to walk, trams 3, 7 and 9 will take you to or from old town. You can't miss the Elizabetes Street tram stop since it's where the tram turns around at the corner of the park.

Visited July 2014
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Melbourne
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“Fascinating area”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2014

A great area that is very safe with renovation of old buildings and intersting architecture with many restaurants and cafes in the area.

Visited June 2014
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Milan, Italy
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“fantastic show of art nouveau”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2014

amazing walk with magnificent buildings ,a feast for the eyes . incredible collection and some need to be restored . a lovely part of riga

Visited July 2014
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