Riga is home to the world’s largest collection of Art Nouveau architecture, with nearly 40% of its buildings representing this lavish style. Head to Alberta and its surrounding streets in Riga’s quiet centre to see some of the most iconic facades!
Riga’s Old Town is the heart of the city and one of the best-preserved historical centres in Europe. Its cobblestone streets, medieval buildings, and bustling squares make it a magical place to explore.
While in Riga, take the opportunity to visit the Latvian National Museum of Art – one of the most astonishing buildings in the city, both inside and out! Before visiting the museum’s permanent and contemporary art collections, you can download its mobile app for free tours and audio guides.
For a more contrasting museum experience, consider visiting the Digital Art House. This modern concept uses large-scale 360-degree video projections, completed with fascinating light and sound effects, to breathe new life into some of the world’s most iconic artworks.
Complete your culture trip with a visit to ZUZEUM – a recent and highly-anticipated addition to Riga’s modern art scene. Located in a re-purposed cork factory, this multi-functional art centre offers a variety of exhibitions and public events. It is also home to the Zuzāns Collection, the world’s largest private collection of Latvian art.
For other recreational activities, like shopping and dining, take a walk down Dzirnavu street. Running right past the hotel, this bustling side street is filled with trendy cafes, shops and restaurants to suit all tastes.