Alberta iela and nearby Elisabeta iela have the most wonderful pieces of Art Nouveau architecture I have ever seen.
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A part of town with some really stunning exteriors. Some were covered in scaffolding and coverings because they were clearly being restored - it kind of looked as though they were working their way along the street. Either way, they'd done a great job -...More
All this neibourhood is full of beautiful houses, most of them gloriously restaured, in different styles of art nouveau. Bars , restaurants and shops complete a very nice walk in the "new" town.
The street and the district are amazing. If you visit Riga, you should visit Alberta iela for sure. The Art Noveau buildings are awesome, you will be able to admire the beauty of 20th century buildings. If you can, take a free tour guide (they'll...More
For travellers who are into turn-of-the-20th-century architecture, this is probably up there with Budapest as one of the absolute centres of the Art Noveau form. Yet it is also distinct from the kinds of ornately decorated facades you see in Budapest: here, Art Noveau has...More
If you love the Art Nouveau architectural period you will love this area in Riga. Block after block is awe inspiring as you look at these magnificent buildings. Each facade is different in design, motif and color. You will truly enjoy your visit!
Named after the old founding father bishop Albert, Alberta iela is a must to be visited when in Riga. Look at the wow Jugendstil buildings designed by Michail Eisenstein (father of the film director Sergei Eisenstein). Hurrah hurrah the buildings survived all the harsh times...More
A must visit for everyone in Riga. Lovely area with great choice of nice eateries and bars. My personal favorite part of town.