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Latvian Ethnographic Open Air Museum, Riga

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4.5/5 based on 500+ reviews on the web
Learn about the lives of ancient farmers and fishermen at Latvian Ethnographic Open Air Museum. The museum features 118 buildings--including village houses, ancient bathhouses, and buildings representing different crafts--as well as 114,000 items. You can do everything from taste the traditional food to forge your own jewelry. The site provides a nice chance to explore rural life characteristic of the 17th through mid-20th centuries. Latvian Ethnographic Open Air Museum is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our world travel planner, Riga Edition.
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  • Step back in time, retracing the life of Latvia construction styles of the homes of the various regions and of different ages. Birch wood houses with roofs made with details of bulrushes, completely inpermeabili. Original period décor with people dressed in traditional clothes. Beautiful frescoed Church, mill on horseback and the internal details. All surrounded by a beautiful park. Not to be missed!
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  • It's worth leaving a morning to visit this area, 1 near the Orthodox Cathedral bus takes you. Area of forest with traditional houses very well cared, with gardens, churches, we ate at le restaurant and the food was very rich.
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  • Very accessible by public transport, the wide path is strewn with diverse examples of vernacular architecture. The restaurant at the entrance offers meat dishes at a reasonable price.
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  • Nice open air museum. Plan to spend minimum 2-3 hours there. Good restoran available serving national food.
  • Fantastic place! Beautiful architecture. Google directions WRONG (as of 6/2015). It's very easy to get there on the #1 bus. Get off earlier than the directions say. Just get off on the Brivdabas Muzejs stop on Brivdabas iela and walk two minutes to get to the gate. (If you look at the map, it's obvious.)
  • It was amazing and sweet place! Be sure to come for some traditional event.
  • Good place for a long day in a nature and also historic and traditional environment. Shows the historic background of the early life in Latvia
  • Ziemas saulgrieži.
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