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Riga Radio and TV Tower

Zakusalas krastmala 1, Riga 1050, Latvia
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A tragically underrated and neglected gem

I love engineering and I love buildings,which is why I felt a strong attraction to this building... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Ali K
Very poor 'attraction'

The nearest bus drops you about a kilometre from the tower, you then trudge a long a scruffy path... read more

Reviewed 23 March 2017
Peter P
Croydon, United Kingdom
via mobile
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Zakusalas krastmala 1, Riga 1050, Latvia
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Reviewed 6 days ago

I love engineering and I love buildings,which is why I felt a strong attraction to this building bordering on obsession as soon as I (accidentally) saw it from a distance on my way to see a different sight. I too found it really odd that...More

Thank Ali K
Reviewed 23 March 2017 via mobile

The nearest bus drops you about a kilometre from the tower, you then trudge a long a scruffy path to get to this so called attraction. The reception hall has little or no welcome and there isn't much in English. You pay 3.70€ to take...More

Thank Peter P
Reviewed 12 January 2017

It remains a mistery to me, why the TV tower is not being advertised. Even though it's not centrally located like for example Berlin's Fernsehturm, such places always have great potential to attract visitors. Nevertheless, you can go up to the panorama deck for EUR...More

1  Thank JonDoe04134
Reviewed 1 January 2017

Very nice view to Riga from above. You can by the ticket in the ticket office in 1st floor of the tower. After you go up by lift and end in sight seeing platform. In sight seeing platform you can walk around and see all...More

Thank Raimonds R
Reviewed 23 November 2016

We had planned to visit the tower before we got to Riga & it was worth the effort. It's a bit off the beaten track & was deserted as far as tourists go! But that didn't stop us.. The views from the panoramic gallery are...More

1  Thank Roll_VT
Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

And yet they don't use it. Anyway the price is low and for that you can get up to 200m to have kind of panoram view to Riga. But... The windows are very dirty so it don't offer the right feeling. And its very empty,...More

1  Thank Jaan M
Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

As over reviews have said this attraction could be so much more. Literally you go up a sideways elevator to a open viewing area. Take a few photos and come back down. It's worth doing but don't expect too much

Thank GrumpyXMatelot
Reviewed 21 October 2016

I you are lucky to have sunny day, this may be the right place to go. Scenery is interesting, 360 degrees panoramic view. Possible to see about 20 kilometres away. In the winter frozen river looks very interesting. Building itself is of Soviet style, gives...More

Thank Ainis
Reviewed 16 October 2016

I had decided that I must visit this TV tower on my recent Riga visit. It's not really on the tourist trail and is not especially well publicised. It is located on Zaķusala - an island in the middle of the Daugava River. You can...More

2  Thank dswatts69
Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

It was an exciting trip with the elevator up here since it goes sideways(not straight up) like in the Eifeltower. This tower could be som much more If they invested money in building a restaurant on the top at the tv tower. Right now there's...More

Thank Etna74
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