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Old Riga, the Central Market, the Art Nouveau Quarter
Activity Level :
This combined excursion will allow you to get acquainted with Old Riga, learn its history and feel its atmosphere. We will stroll through the most picturesque alleys, visit the most famous sights of Old Riga:
- Duomo Cathedral,
- St. Peter's Church,
- St. James Cathedral,
- The "Three Brothers" ensemble
- Swedish Door
- House of the Black Heads
- Big and Little Guild
- Powder Magazine Tower
Afterwards, you can go for a walk in the famous Central Market of Riga. It is the largest market in Europe with the total area of 7 hectares and 5 covered pavilions. Each pavilion is home to different specialities: meat, fish, vegetables, dairy products and varied gastronomy. This excursion gives the opportunity to get acquainted with typical Latvian products, smell and taste some specialities and to dive into the atmosphere of everyday life of the Rigeans.
Afterwards, a walking tour in the famous Art Nouveau Quarter. During our walk you will learn about the history of the appearance and evolution of the Art Nouveau style in Riga as well as better understand the architectural trends and fashion of the early 20th century in Europe. I will explain to you how to distinguish the three types of Art Nouveau in Riga and show you the most beautiful examples. You will get acquainted with the most outstanding architects of the beginning of the century. I will show you the hidden pearls of this district and learn how to decipher the messages on the facades of "talking houses", which the architects have left us.
As close as possible to the ship's pier
Please note :
It's the walking tour, so walking shoes are a must.
This Tour includes :
- Guided walking tour, tasting of Riga Black Balsam.
This Tour does NOT include :
- Entrance tickets, drinks, meals, souvenirs.
Price for the whole party, not per person
Options (+ or -) may apply and will be calculated at the next step
This Tour is available in the following languages :
Français, English, Russkiy, Latvian
Kids friendly tour
Wheelchair friendly tour
Meet your guide :
Hi, I'm Anna,
I am a certified guide from Riga (FR, ENG, RU).
In 2006 I received my diploma in humanities and my first guiding diploma.
Today I work as a guide in Riga, Latvia and I am a guide for French speaking groups in the three Baltic States.
I love Riga for its mix of architectural styles, its narrow winding streets, its charming little cafes ... The city is a compendium of architectural treasures of Art Nouveau and Slavic and Germanic influences that shape a historical city, where the must-see sites are a must. My mission is not only to unveil them to you, but also to take you to unknown or more hidden sites and places and show you "my" city as I love it and would like to make you love it!
During my excursions I do not only tell historical facts, but also legends and stories of the inhabitants of the city.
Solid knowledge, responsibility and friendliness are my three pillars.
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