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Latvian Ethnographic Open Air Museum

Brivibas gatve 440, Riga 1024, Latvia
7994106
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“pine forest” (17 reviews)
“rural life” (5 reviews)
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Brivibas gatve 440, Riga 1024, Latvia
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"pine forest"
in 17 reviews
"farm buildings"
in 5 reviews
"rural life"
in 5 reviews
"large site"
in 4 reviews
"large lake"
in 7 reviews
"step back in time"
in 8 reviews
"living history"
in 7 reviews
"various parts"
in 4 reviews
"fascinating place"
in 4 reviews
"nice walk"
in 8 reviews
"three hours"
in 5 reviews
"for sale"
in 5 reviews
"few hours"
in 9 reviews
"central riga"
in 6 reviews
"old church"
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"latvian history"
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"walk around"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

It was enjoyable to walk around the Latvian Ethnographic Open Air Museum, which generally lives up to its name. It is a stretch outside the central city area but worth the trip for someone who wants to learn about how Latvians in the countryside lived...More

Thank Twostones
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Loved this open air muesum. We visited as part of a large organised tour so unfortunately had a limited amount of time to spend. I think you could happily spend a day wandering around, taking photos & emmersing yourself in the history of the park

Thank nix944
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Absolutely loved the place! Got to the museum by bus number 1 from the city center (stops on Merkela street). Its roughly 30-40 minutes ride. The entry fee is 4 euros, you are given a map with all the attractions and routes. You can easily...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

About a 45 minute drive on the local number 1 bus will take you to this museum. The busses go rather frequently, and leave from near the town centre. This is a large park, or rather a pine forest, into which lots of wooden houses...More

2  Thank Katrien S
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were super lucky and visited during the 2018 Baltic Fest when it was filled with groups from all over Latvia in costume who were signing, playing music and sharing cheese. It was fabulous. Without that it would still be very interesting as they have...More

Thank Rumskys
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We got to the museum using local buses. It’s a delightful place to spend a day in a lovely setting. There are 14 farms which show life was in different parts of the country. Very interesting

Thank 847kitkat65
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

In the forest and on the lakeshore lies this beautiful museum that gives a glimpse of life in the old days. There are also many folklore events, and it is worthwhile to catch up and direct a visit to such a day

Thank mayakarmi
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The information for the “Latvian Ethnographic Open-air Museum” in my guide-book looked very appealing, but it does not do it any justice. It’s on a beautiful woodland on the shores of Lake Jugla and includes over 118 homesteads, churches, windmills and other structures from across...More

Thank NBZouk2010
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Reviewed 11 June 2018 via mobile

This open air museum in a beautifully maintained wooded area is about half an hours drive from Riga. There are about 118 historical buildings from all four of Latvia’s provinces – Kurzeme, Vidzeme, Zemgale and Latgale,on display at the museum, originally constructed between the 17th...More

Thank Pratap V
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Reviewed 1 June 2018

A day at the ethnographic open-air museum proved a very enjoyable break from the crowds in Riga, especially in the pleasant weather when we were there. The area is large enough to avoid the few tour groups that venture there, out of the city, and...More

Thank mikehilder
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Traveling_Polymath
17 August 2017|
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Response from lonewolf44 | Reviewed this property |
No - but there is a cafe bar at the entrance who might help if you ask them. Alternatively you could leave them at Riga railway station as they assuredly do have left luggage.
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Charlette H
24 January 2017|
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Response from lonewolf44 | Reviewed this property |
It depends when you arrive! In summer it stays open till 20:00 but most of the buildings close at 17:00 - so between 17:00-20:00 admission is 1.5 euros but up until 17:00 it is 7 euros (with concessions for children... More
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rlvrabel
19 January 2017|
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Response from Candice M | Reviewed this property |
Reviewing the website is my recommendation as well
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