AGENSKALNS FREE TOUR RIGA

ABOUT

Come and join the alternative Āgenskalns Free Tour - an authentic walking and sightseeing tour in Riga, where professional, local born guides take you into one of the city's oldest suburbs still looking like 100-150 years ago! Legends, people, architecture, history, food and drinks!

HOW AND WHEN

The tours are run FRIDAY - MONDAY at 11:00 starting in front of the NATIONAL LIBRARY.

It lasts 2 hrs 30 mins and is donations based!

RUNNING FROM APRIL 1 – NOVEMBER 1.

PRIVATE Agenskalns alternative TOURS also available! Send us a meesage via CONTACTS!

WHAT WILL YOU SEE

Everything, that defined Āgenskalns as an independent, powerful part of Riga 100 - 150 years ago and still is today.

The workers' houses and architecture of the aristocracy, parks, the market and other public houses, industrial area, hipsters and pets, local bakeries, pubs and restaurants and other unique landmarks.

WHERE ARE WE

The address is Uzvaras bulvāris 2, Riga - Latvian National Libary by the flags!

Look for the guide with Ā!

REVIEWS

"Maybe this will not the first thing on your to-do-in-riga list, but if you spend more than 2 days in Riga - visi Āgenskalns. Its old. Its authentic. Its real. Its magical" Erica, USA

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"Riga is more than one may imagine. I am born and raised in Riga, but even for me it was an interesting experience discovering Agenskalns." Viktors, Latvia

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"It was like walking in a living history book, always exciting and interesting. Many comments and references to today's Riga made it even more worthwhile. A highly recommended tour, after the visits to Old Town and Alberta iela!" Andris, Sweden

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"Agenskalns asks for exploration and the guide will show you a real neighbourhood were locals live. They talk about local history, tensions in current society, architecture and untold storries. You get to know real insider information. Go and enjoy an authentic neighbourhood." Joeri, Belgium

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"We had a terrific guide with excellent English skills. We knew the area from before, but we got a lot of new information and historical facts. The tour was perfect in size and storyline." Evita, Sweden

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"A treasure box for history lovers and basically everyone who wants to see more of Riga then just the old town. [..] Also, the tour is not only about history - you'll also learn much about recent development in Riga, discover hidden little bars and markets. It's perfect for anybody staying longer in Riga and wanting to expand their usuall circles." Lili, Berlin

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"For me, having lived in Latvia for a while, it was an eye-opening experience [..] The area is a true historic treasure and is slowly becoming more popular among tourists as well as locals with numerous awesome cafés and bars". Cladeh, Finland

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"I can really recommend Agenskalns tour, it was amazing :) Our guide was really kind and motivated providing us with a lot of information about the city, especially the districts not so well known by tourists. This gave us a good impression of the "non-touristic" Riga and the daily life of locals. Despite the fact that our group was small we had an amazing time and the guide was guiding us through various districts and providing a lot of background information about social and economic conditions, politics, architecture and art." Shonstom, Luxembourg

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"The tour took us around an area, where the quaint Rīga still stands, full of charming wooden houses, Art Nouveau buildings and other picturesque gems. This is also the place where the new Rīga is taking shape, so the contrasts between the old and new, the past, present and future are strikingly interesting." Vitor, Portugal

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"I can totally recommend it as a fantastic way how to spend 3 hours getting to know one of Riga's most curious and lovely neighborhoods. If you wanna look behind the typical images of the Old Town and Riga center, go for this tour and you will really catch the real vibrant vibe of Riga. The tour is full of useful information, interesting facts and fun stories" Baiba, Riga

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"Amazing tour through neighborhoods outside the historic center, it is different and provides another idea of Riga". Marta, Uruguay

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"The tour takes you through one of the oldest and most spectacular neighbourhoods in Riga. If you take this untraditional tour, you will have much more authentic experience and knowledge of Riga. The tour is suitable for both visitors and locals, the guides show you all the best places with good food and reasonable prices, and are really passionate about what they do. Don't be afraid of crossing the bridge, the other side of Daugava river is even more exciting than the Old Town!" Marija, Madrid.

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