Alberta Iela

Alberta Iela, Riga: Address, Phone Number, Alberta Iela Reviews: 4.5/5

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Luca M
Vilnius, Lithuania64 contributions
Beautiful architecture
Jul 2021
Incredible Art Nouveau buildings captured all my attention. However, even if you are not into architecture, you will surely enjoy strolling Albert street. As for me, this is a must-see.
Written 3 August 2021
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StuttgartAbc
Stuttgart, Germany412 contributions
Amasing 20 century architecture
Sep 2020
This is elegant Jugendstil street built in 1900ies known in Wien and Noth Germany, the main Riga architect tat time was Eisenstein, the father of famous film director Sergey
Written 6 September 2020
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PBTravelstheWorld
Woodinville, WA397 contributions
Don't forget to stop and look UP, excellent Art Nouveau in the whole neighborhood!!!
Sep 2019
If you love Art Nouveau this is the street and neighborhood for you! Over the top decorations like a royal iced cake and it is house after house! There are over 8,000 Art Nouveau building that are identified in Riga and if you are pressed for time this street has some of the best in the city, country, world! Walk the area, stop and have a coffee and digest what you have just viewed then walk around the neighborhood on another street as there are so many really outstanding examples of this design period.
Written 20 August 2020
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Beatriz M
Düsseldorf, Germany4,676 contributions
Prefered the Old Town.
Feb 2020
You can put this street on Google Maps (also called Albert Street) and find the way to go there from the Old Town, takes maybe 10 to 15 minutes on foot. On the way you will also start to see art noveau buildings. It is a small street, not so much to see honestly. I expected more. But if you are in Riga then ok, you should go. I prefered the Old Town due to it being more colorful and with more options for photo spots.
Written 1 March 2020
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Dr_Gordon_Rankine
Edinburgh, UK43 contributions
Art-nouveau - possible best in world
Feb 2020
Albert street is famed for a series of spectacular art-nouveau buildings by Michael Eisenstein and Konstantīns Pēkšēns, who designed and lived in what is now a great museum.
The designs are outrageous, magnificent to the point of eccentricity - a Latvian Gaudi.
A must visit street and museum but closed on Mondays.
Written 29 February 2020
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SolihullTony
Solihull25 contributions
Fantastic Art Noveau buildings!
Dec 2019
Amazing art nouveau buildings in a single street. All around, in this area, there are wonderful buildings of this era ... but they are around the whole of Riga, though not in such concentration.
Written 24 January 2020
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Jun Jacinto
New York City, NY1,474 contributions
Beautiful Street
Jan 2020 • Family
A beautiful street with fantastic styles and very colorful Art Deco houses with interesting doorways and caryatids designs of balconies. A must see walk short street.
Written 2 January 2020
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Hawk470
Baltimore, MD2,544 contributions
Classic Art Nouveau architecture with charming and amusing details
Sep 2019
Eminently walkable Riga rewards your urban treks in many ways. The stroll from Old Town through the pleasing and varied Kronvalda Park, with its treelined paths, statues, and playgrounds, brings you to Alberta Iela, the justly reknowned Art Nouveau street in an upscale residential neighborhood.

One building after another sparkles with interest, but only if you take your time to notice the myriad carved stone details – charming, amusing, and even ribald. It would be easy to just glide past these treasures, head down, quickly rushing toward another destination thinking this was just another street with turn of the 20th Century apartment blocks like you find in many other major cities. However, as one of the major cities of the Russian Empire, Riga connected to international artistic trends, embraced Art Nouveau to a greater degree than any other city and developed its own variants. The style accounts for one third of all of the buildings in central Riga – the highest such concentration in the world.

This history has some interest unto itself, but the history and the fact that its Art Nouveau landmarks contributed to Riga’s designation as a UNESCO’s World Cultural Heritage site wouldn’t be much if it were not for the breathtaking stylistic breadth, creativity and beauty of the buildings. They drive the real interest; but only if you pause and take the time to look up and see the stone decorative elements at the corners, along the roof line, and framing the doors and windows. An endless array of stone carvings – some grand and some tiny, some ravishing and some charming, some grim and some fanciful.

When you return to the other parts of the city, keep your Art Nouveau eyes peeled. Thanks to Alberta Iela, you will see much more.
Written 27 December 2019
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Meryl99
London, UK5 contributions
Cool Art Nouveau street
Dec 2019
Interesting Art Nouveau concentration of buildings; worth a visit , although some of the buildings could be cleaned up. Go from there to the Skyline bar at the Radisson blu hotel for great cityscape views
Written 19 December 2019
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The World is My Oyster
Orlando, FL19,265 contributions
Beautiful Architecture!
Dec 2019 • Couples
Really enjoyed wondering the Art Nouveau street. The buildings are just so beautiful and with such amazing charming Architecture. A must do while in Riga.
Written 17 December 2019
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