Latvian Ethnographic Open Air Museum, Riga

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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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  • Not the best open air museum I've seen but worth a stop if you have time. I was with a group tour and due to time restrictions we bused to limited areas within the museum and didn't see the entire are...  more »
  • Beautiful site where you can spend a good little time! This visit allowed us to understand the life of the Lettonians and to appreciate the calm and the greenery
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  • Great park. Most of the buildings were closed when we went (06 March 2019) but the area is great. It was a cold day and not many people were visiting which was a bonus for us as it was really peaceful and quite a special experience. Quite spooky too. The lake was frozen solid and was very cool to see. The buildings etc, in the setting felt like we were in the setting of the movie the village. I loved it! Also there are woodpeckers around so keep an eye out.
  • Short distance from the city. There are a lot of programs offering for the kids and adults. Refreshing. Interesting to view sauna in the old times and learn about the life and different styles building in various regions in Latvia. The restaurant was good. Refreshing and rejuvenating.
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