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Latvian Ethnographic Open Air Museum

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Brivibas gatve 440, Riga 1024, Latvia
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All reviews pine forest farm buildings rural life large site large lake step back in time living history various parts fascinating place nice walk worth the trip three hours few hours old church central riga latvian history walk around
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Reviewed 11 March 2017

Beautifully restored buildings (not to 'modern' condition, but in the condition they were when people lived in them 100's of years ago). The attendants tell you how they were used, for instance the large homes with a hearth in the middle had a fire going...More

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Reviewed 4 March 2017 via mobile

We went there with 2 small kids. We really liked the place, I would say even better than we expected! Just we went there on early spring, so moody puddles was everywhere :-) defiantly we will come back in summer.

Thank flaxfox
Reviewed 3 March 2017

Lovely surroundings, easy to get to via the number one bus from Riga. But in late february, all the houses were shut and the there was no where on site to buy food or drink of any sort. Slushy snow and snow melt on most...More

Thank PoundScrounger
Reviewed 22 February 2017

Tha place is great to have a walk, enjoy the fresh air, the nature, the latvian forest. Family come to hang out, couple to chill, or practice some sport : bicycle, roller blades, skate, running... Bring your lunch packed, and enjoy the birds songs!

Thank Sahrach2017
Reviewed 21 February 2017 via mobile

We visited the Open Air Museum in mid-February and there was still snow and a real chill in the air. The day we visited it was sleeting but undeterred we got the #1 bus from central Riga for the 40-min trip out. Entrance to the...More

Thank Kerry C
Reviewed 1 February 2017

Very interesting visit. It was very cold with frozen snow on ground and Lake Jugla frozen.Centuries old wooden houses with original working implements showing amazing innovation of how they lived and worked. Absolutely loved it. Wonderful walk through pine forest away from Riga.

Thank hills579
Reviewed 31 January 2017

An open air museum, that will take you about one day to walk around and enjoy the scenery/buildings and atmosphere of a historical/traditional Latvian country life. I suggest you go there in the first part of the day, about 10 a.m. Some houses are closed...More

1  Thank Rihards K
Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

Visited annual traditional fair and had a chance to explore museum's territory. Be prepared for long walk and unpredictable discovers! Juglas lake gives romantic atmosphere and feeling of never-ending story about traditional Latvian life. Museum just melt into water of lake. Fair was huge -...More

Thank Gitams
Reviewed 18 January 2017

Easiest way is to catch a bus which passes fairly close to the museum entrance .. 300-400 meters. The bus at this time of the year was only 1 per hour so the visit must be timed. We found it interesting even though light snow...More

1  Thank Welshperson1
Reviewed 17 January 2017

An amazing visit here! A great open air museum with typical Latvian buildings with a few people in traditional clothes selling some stuff or doing some animation. All reachable by just walking in the woods from building to building in a route you like. The...More

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fiore7178
22 July 2018|
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Response from mikehilder | Reviewed this property |
We did not take a cruise, so we just caught the No. 1 bus in town. All needed information available from the information office. Definitely worth the visit and easy to do on your own, Good restaurant for lunch with... More
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Traveling_Polymath
16 August 2017|
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No - but there is a cafe bar at the entrance who might help if you ask them. Alternatively you could leave them at Riga railway station as they assuredly do have left luggage.
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Charlette H
24 January 2017|
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Response from lonewolf44 | Reviewed this property |
It depends when you arrive! In summer it stays open till 20:00 but most of the buildings close at 17:00 - so between 17:00-20:00 admission is 1.5 euros but up until 17:00 it is 7 euros (with concessions for children... More
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