Latvian National Museum Of Art, Riga

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The Latvian National Museum of Art (Latvian: Latvijas Nacionālais mākslas muzejs) is the richest collection of national art in Latvia. It houses more than 52,000 works of art reflecting the development of professional art in the Baltic area and in Latvia from the middle of the 18th century until the present time.

The museum is located in building in Riga, which is historically significant. The building at 1, Janis Rozentāls sq. was designed by the German architect Wilhelm Neumann and built in 1905 — it is one of the most impressive historical buildings on the boulevard and is situated next to the Academy of Art. It was the first building in the Baltics to be built for the purposes of a museum. Between 2010 and 2015 museum underwent a reconstruction, during which the total size of the building was doubled.
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  • Quiet place for contemplation. A mixed bag of art, depending upon your tastes but a nice place to spend an hour or two. The coin displays were magnificent though 
    Quiet place for contemplation. A mixed bag of art, depending upon your tastes but a nice place to spend an hour or two. The coin displays were magnificent though  more »
  • We spent nearly 3 hours at the Latvian Museum of Art, lots to see, the exhibition on Vilhelms Purvītis, was incredible, some of the most beautiful landscapes I've ever seen, it's always good finding.....  more
    We spent nearly 3 hours at the Latvian Museum of Art, lots to see, the exhibition on Vilhelms Purvītis, was incredible, some of the most beautiful landscapes I've ever seen, it's always good finding.....  more »
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  • Great place, nice and quiet. You can really enjoy this place if you are a art lover. Has 5 floors,all accessible by elevator if you don't want to climb the stairs. Even possible to have some nice view on Riga from the rooftop terrace. All overall recommended place to visit in Riga and is super cheap, entrance for adult is only 3 euros.
  • This was a really great visit. Sadly the 4th floor was closed when I was there. There are different types of paintings from the like 1800-2000 so it is really interesting to see the change of art. The staff is very friendly and they are not following every step as in some other museum. They speak a solid basic English and the whole museum is translated into English text as well. Highly recommended!

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