Albert Street (Alberta Iela) Tours and Tickets
Albert Street (also known as Alberta Iela) is a popular street in Riga, Latvia, best known for its Art Nouveau-style buildings, eight of which have been designated as architectural monuments of national significance. The street itself was named after Bishop Albert, who is said to have founded Riga. The street was renamed during the Soviet era, but the original name was restored in 1990, just a year before Latvia regained its independence.
The buildings on Albert Street are considered by many to be one of the greatest surviving architectural legacies of the Art Nouveau movement. Most buildings on the street were built between 1901 and 1908 and feature balconies, sculptures, columns and other Art Nouveau architectural elements. Highlights include the buildings at number 2, 2A, 4, 6 and 8 Albert Street, all designed by architect Mikhail Eisenstein, as well as number 10, designed by N. Mandelstam and number 12, designed by Konstantīns Pēkšēns.
Tours and Tickets to Experience Albert Street (Alberta Iela)
- Riga Art Nouveau Museum (Jugendstila Muzejs)
- Swedish Gate (Zviedru Varti)
- Riga Castle (Rigas Pils)
- Small Guild (Maza Gilde)
- Latvian National Opera (Latvijas Nacionala Opera un Balets)
- Riga Cathedral (Rigas Doms)
- Riga Town Hall Square (Ratslaukums)
- Jauniela Street (Jauniela Iela)
- Riga Old Town (Vecriga)
- St Peter's Church
- House of the Blackheads (Melngalvju Nams)
- Classic Car Museum (Retro-Auto Muzejs)