Some of the city’s most spectacular examples of Art Nouveau architecture can be found along this street, most of which were built between 1901 and 1908. Facades are rich in ornamentation and decorative elements, including intricate floral motifs, lacy balconies and sculptures of chimeras, sphinxes and dragons. Eight buildings have been designated as architectural monuments of national significance, including several by the noted Russian architect Mikhail Eisenstein. Be sure to stop by the Riga Art Nouveau Museum at 12 Alberta Street, housed in the magnificent former residence of one of Latvia’s most celebrated Art Nouveau architects, Konstantīns Pēkšēns.

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