Tour the city’s splendid art nouveau district then admire paintings created by Latvian and Russian masters. Riga is called the “Paris of the North,” and it’s easy to see why — more than one-third of the buildings feature art nouveau architecture. Then step inside the Latvian National Museum of Art, an early 20th-century time capsule of red carpet, marble, and gilt walls and ceilings; its collection includes 50,000-plus works from the mid-18th century to the present.
• Half-day tour: Combine highlights of Riga’s impressive architecture along with a visit to the Latvia National Museum of Art.
• Art nouveau: Riga enjoyed an unprecedented financial boom in the 19th century, funding the 750-plus art nouveau buildings seen today.
• Majestic museum: Purpose built in 1905, the Latvian National Museum of Art features a magnificent baroque façade.
What to Bring:
• SeaPass card and photo identification
• Cash/credit cards
What to Wear:
• Hat and sunglasses
• Walking shoes
• Tour is operated only in English.