Albert Street (Latvian: Alberta iela) is a street in central Riga known for its Art Nouveau buildings. It was built in 1901 and named after Bishop Albert, who founded Riga in 1201.
Many of the apartment buildings along the street were designed by the architect Mikhail Eisenstein, who was particularly active in Riga at the beginning of the twentieth century. His creativity is reflected through the various atypical, decorative buildings along Albert street. The architectural style makes use of structural and decorative elements of romantic nationalism common to northern Europe at the time. Konstantīns Pēkšēns and Eižens Laube, a teacher and his pupil respectively, were prominent in building design on the street at the same time. Other authors of buildings of Alberta iela include Baltic and Baltic German architects Paul Mandelstamm, Hermann Hilbig and Heinrich Scheel.
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Nikolaos Efstathiou | Mar 12, 2018
Very friendly staff. The place is nicely demonstrating life in the early years of last century. Some interactive activities at the basement.
Chenguang Lu | Apr 5, 2018
Very nice museum to experience the history and culture of Riga. Stuff are very friendly. Highly recommended ‼
Louise Forbes | Dec 19, 2017
Lovely little museum. It wasn't too big and overwhelming. The format was perfect as you start on the bottom floor where you can view artefacts and videos about art Noveau in Riga then on the top floor you take a look around the house which I think is the best way to learn about culture in a city. Don't expect a large museum with lots of see, we found this was the perfect amount of information. We went here in winter when it was too cold dark and foggy to really appreciate the architecture so this was a nice way to see it. Don't do what we did and walk straight up the many flights of stairs as it's a different museum up there and the Art Noveau one is on the ground floor!
Mohammad Azizkhani | May 10, 2017
Take a trip to years back and see what went on Art Nouveau time! The museum offers photography with AN outfit and printing service for only 2€ and you can have up to 4 photos by one payment! Even all staff are dressed in AN style clothes! So you will have a very real experience! If you are lucky you may be offered some cookies in the kitchen!! 😄
Juliette Hettema | Oct 5, 2017
The museum is a bit more pricey than other museums in Riga, and the price increases if you want to take pictures as well. However it's well worth a visit. I greatly enjoyed it even though the museum isn't very big.
Julia Boechat Machado | Jun 14, 2018
On the inside, you'll see an assortment decorated with authentic art Nouveau objects. It's interesting, but I'd only recommend for aficionados of the style. There are extra fees to take pictures or to get your picture taken on an art nouveau hat, which in a museum that is already pretty expensive (7 euros adults, 5 euros students) adds up, and feels a bit stingy. Even if you don't visit, do enter the building to see the famous art nouveau staircase. It's really worth it!
keshav vats | Jun 12, 2018
Its expensive and most of the info can be extracted from elsewhere. Possibly some curios inside the reconstruction of an old house might be of some interest if youre into that sort of a thing. Can easily skip
Johan Van Herck | May 12, 2018
You have to visit this authentic museum when you discover this art nouveau area.
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