Interactive map: Traces of Art Nouveau in Old Rīga

The history of Old Rīga is the history of all of Rīga – the place where the Middle Ages encounter the present day. The Old City is a place where religious and lay power co-exist. There are ministries, artists’ workshops, offices, cafés, banks, salons, galleries, antiques shops and pubs. The centuries have left their trace in Old Rīga. Old buildings are being replaced by new ones. Each of the many centuries has left its mark, and that is certainly true of the period of Art Nouveau. Old Rīga is full of wonderful Art Nouveau buildings – structures which bring colour and romance to the Medieval city.

Interactive map: Tērbatas Street – A. Čaka Street

Tērbatas – Blaumaņa – Lāčplēša – Ģertrūdes – K. Barona – A. Čaka – Avotu – Merķeļa streets

Interactive map: The jewels of Riga Art Nouveau

This neighbourhood is often regarded to as the quiet centre. It adjoins the Boulevard circle directly but has none of the city hustle and bustle.

Interactive map: K. Valdemāra Street - Brīvības Street

Krišjāņa Valdemāra Street is one of the main thoroughfares in the city but Brīvības Street is the city's main artery. With its continuous bustle and impressive collection of Art Nouveau buildings it is the most prominent feature in the cityscape of Riga's centre. Skolas Street and Baznīcas Street, which run between these two main arteries, seem somewhat removed from the urban hurly-burly of the two large arteries but even they dazzle with a series of highly regarded Art Nouveau buildings.

Interactive map: The Mežaparks Route

Mežaparks is a popular place for recreation in Riga, both in summer or winter. It is a family park with an obstacle course of cables, netting, bridges, swing sets, logs, ropes and stairs. Entrance to the park is free of charge, except for various special events.

Interactive map: Art Nouveau in Mežaparks

Riga – one of Europe’s cities that can be reasonably be proud of its Art Nouveau buildings, the dominant art style prevalent at the beginning of the 20th century. Together with buildings on Alberta, Elizabetes and Antonijas Streets in the „quiet center” of Riga, many remarkable Art Nouveau examples can be found in Mežaparks, an area located 4 km from the city center and 1 km from the Sarkandaugava industrial area.