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Bastion Hill (Bastejkalns)

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Address: Basteja bulvaris / park along city canal., Riga, Latvia
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Private Walking Tour of Riga Old Town
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Nice place for walks and relax

Bastion Hill is a small hill situated in Bastejkalns Park. Place have some nice remains of an old fort walls, sculptures and water. We visited this place in March, where the... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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90 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I'm not sure when this will re-open, but it is closed at the moment (12 April 2017). It is a steep hill, only suitable for those who are reasonably fit and it no doubt gives great views of Riga but you can get these elsewhere until it opens again

Thank tweedledumdedum
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38 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Bastion Hill is a small hill situated in Bastejkalns Park. Place have some nice remains of an old fort walls, sculptures and water. We visited this place in March, where the nature started awake from winter time. But I think in summer time this place very nice for relax and some walks.

Thank GitasTrips
Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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839 reviews
487 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 203 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2017

Although it was only 1 degree the skies were blue and it was so lovely to walk around, admiring the cute love lock bridge and listening to some old fella playing an accordion.

Thank Chelsea B
Evanston, Illinois
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671 reviews
522 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 February 2017

This hill, which is located on the east part of old town Riga is a park which is located on the west bank of Pilsetas Canal. It offers a nice view of the canal, bridge and Monument other then other part of the city nearby. Surely a good spot for summertime picnic.

Thank kiltmaker2
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112 reviews
41 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

You had to be careful due to the ice, but s nice little walk up, the views weren't the best but had to have a look anyway.

Thank Mel J
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9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
Reviewed 3 January 2017

Its right there, but is easy to miss in the dark hours of the day. Very nice scenery. Perfect outdoor activities location. Some nice remains of an old fort walls, sculptures and water.

Thank kju j
Staines, United Kingdom
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310 reviews
225 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 December 2016

Bastion Hill is a small hill situated in Bastejkalns Park. Well worth walking up as you get lovely views. The park is also lovely to walk around, very close to the Freedom Monument.

Thank hulagirlSurrey
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116 reviews
61 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 December 2016

Small hill in middle of the park besides the canal. good opportunity to get some great photo's. worth a visit.

Thank ipswichjimlee
Madison, Wisconsin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 November 2016

Picturesque small hill close to the Freedom Monument with gardens, sculptures, a footbridge with a collection of lovers-locks on the railings, a canal going by and a clean public bathroom (yes!). There is a nice French pastry shop across Zigfrida and up a block to purchase snacks from (Cadets de Gascogne), then take a seat on Bastion and watch the... More 

Thank RicL80
Kristiansand, Norway
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411 reviews
221 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 November 2016

a very interesting historical area. Take your time here and you will see a lot of interesting historical views

Thank Tor Steinar E

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