Latvian Ethnographic Open Air Museum, Riga

4.5
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. To visit Latvian Ethnographic Open Air Museum on your trip to Riga, use our Riga trip planner .
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  • Even though you go off-season you will enjoy the place. Some of the buildings will be open, but the beauty of this place is in the tranquility it transmits when there aren't crowds of tourists rushing...  more »
  • If going in October then dress like many of the Latvian women do and wear boots, as it can be quite muddy in places. Off-season most of the buildings are closed - even some of the ones which the ticke...  more »
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  • Now that's something amazing. All that work to dismantle these buildings and put them back in one place for future generations. Café can feed you for 2.50 and you can have a nice beer for 3. Place is big and quiet, perfect for a day out but I would recommend to check the weather. Can't see anyone to enjoy this place in the rainy day.
  • Nice place to walk around on a beautiful day. But if you have limited time in Riga, do not feel bad if you miss it. :) I especially enjoyed the exhibit of old trunks and chests.
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