Step outside the hotel and be surrounded by one of the most extraordinary architectural movements of the 19th century—Art Nouveau. More than a third of Riga’s Quiet Centre buildings represent this style, and most of them are designed and built by Latvian architects. Examples of Art Nouveau architecture in Riga transcend most of the worlds known sites in such cities as Vienna, Berlin and Paris. With its representation of completely unbroken freedom of mind, Art Nouveau is not like any other style. Light, elegant and somewhat fantastical elements are combined with dynamic, fluid lines and geometrical ornaments to create a unique and unforgettable atmosphere that is definitely worth a visit.