ARCHITECTURE

In the architecture of the historic centre of Riga examples of all architectural styles characteristic for the Northern Europe, from Gothic to Modernism, are found.

 

The regular building of the turn of the 19th and 20th centuries is characteristic for the planning of the historic centre, oriented towards the direction of main streets in the Old City, which emerged approximately in the 14th century. Dismantling of outdated defense systems (ramparts, dams, constructions) in 1857 – 1863 was an important impetus for the development of the city construction.

 

As a result, the picturesque Boulevard Circle was designed and in the turn of the 19th and 20th centuries, with the rapid development of high-rise dwelling construction, unique Art Nouveau examples were created. In some districts of Riga, for various reasons, complex wooden constructions of that time have still been preserved, and that is an amazing phenomenon in the 21st century. In 1997 the historic center of Riga due to this valued architecture was inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List.

 

RIGA - City walking tourincluding objects of  the UNESCO

Guided walking tour in the beautiful Riga city will be hold by professional guide speaking fluently on your requested language (Norwegian. Swedish, Danish, German, Russian or English). The startingpoint of city walking tour can be arranged anywhere and the guide will greet you at your convenient location (hotel or another agreed location depending on the program of the day).

 

Time: 2 hours
Maximum number: 20 per group (some guides take larger groups).

 

 

TALLINN - City guiding in UNESCO protected Old Tow

Guided tours on foot with one of our nice guides. She will show you this wonderful medieval town in your language of choice. She will show you the narrow cobble stone streets and its buildings while telling its history. The guide will meet you at the hotel or at an agreed place and the guided trip will start from here. The tour can start in other places too, depending on the program.

Time: 1.5 to 2 hours
20 per group (some guides are more in the group)

Can be a great idea to combine Vana Tallinn tasting and possibly lunch as an extension of a guided trip. Thematic and theatrical guided tours also possible.

Address: Cesu street 31, 7k3, LV-1012, Riga, Latvia, Organisation No: 40003812761 e-mail:info@gobaltic.com