Art Neuveau on streets of Old Riga

Narrow streets, hight windows – typical landscape for old Riga

These Art Neuveau Giants are in a good company of St. Paul’s bell tower 

Jacob’s barracks have been transformed nowadays in to souvenier shops and restaurants

Buildings in old town are painted in bright colors which gives you impression that you are either in a wonderland or in one of Brother Grimm’s fairy tale 

Tiny street which goes along Jacob’s barracks and town wall

We are definitely in a fairy tale 

Shop sign

Details of St. Paul Catherdral 

Artisan market

Another shop sign

Riga is a true capital of Art Neuveau. There are more Art Neuveau buildings in Riga than in any other city in Europe

Just look at this couple!

Faces are everywhere

This one is simply a masterpiece 

Do you see the lions on the roof?

However, not all buildings are in a good shape 

This photo is taken in another district of Riga – Agenskalns. Every street is, literally, an open air museum

This street reminds me Saint Petersburg with its wide Nevskiy prospect and tall buildings in classicism style 

There is a museum of Art Neuveau in Riga. I would not recommend you to go there if you do not have enough time and you have a dilemma either to visit the museum or discover the quarter of Art Neuveau: it is small and, basically, it is just an apartment decorated in style of 1920th. However, it is located in a nice area where you may enjoy all these lovely facades

Stairs in the museum 

You might be interesting to read other posts on Riga:

Riga in Christmas lights

Discovering Riga

Riga from the bird’s eye

Riga: my addresses