Park Inn by Radisson Riga Valdemara

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Art Nouveau district

Art Nouveau, the distinct art style of the late 19th and early 20th centuries, was the "father" of modern architecture. Riga is a well-known Art Nouveau mecca.

As the population of Riga swelled, so did the demand for new apartment houses. Thus, over 100 high-rise stone and brick buildings went up, creating the city's distinct look. Eclecticism, the predominant style since the end of the 19th century, was gone by 1904, making way for Nouveau (about 40% of downtown Riga). Certainly, the Latvian capital stands at the forefront in this regard.

The central location for Art Nouveau style buildings is the downtown quarter known as the "quiet centre," which is just a 10-minute stroll from Old Town. It is a vibrant feature in Riga's history, with Albert Street truly as the main gem. Each edifice there is a unique masterpiece of design and construction. The style's active period was relatively short – from 1901 to 1908. Eight of the Albert Street buildings have been officially designated as architectural landmarks.
Distance from the hotel: 3.3 km