Rīga Art Nouveau Museum

Museum in Rīga

If you’re curious about what lurks behind Rīga’s imaginative art nouveau facades, then it’s definitely worth stopping by here. Once the home of Konstantīns Pēkšēns (a local architect responsible for over 250 of the city’s buildings), the interiors have been completely restored to resemble a middle-class apartment from the 1920s. Enter from Strēlnieku iela; push No 12 on the doorbell.

Note the spectacular staircase, geometric stencils, rounded furniture, original stained glass in the dining room and the still-functioning stove in the kitchen. There's also a free 10-minute video detailing the city’s distinct decor.

Check out the centre’s website for details about art nouveau walking routes around town.