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Address: Basteja bulvaris / park along city canal., Riga, Latvia
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Old Town Walking Tour of Riga

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great place to walk around, sit and relax too

generally this is small mound in the city center based on Riga canal side with a lot of paths, benches to sit and plenty of flower beds. it is great place to stroll through or... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 16, 2014
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Riga, Riga, Latvia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Bastion Hill (Bastejkalns) is in the very centre of Riga. It is some 100m from the Powder Tower in Old Riga. Good place to walk around slowly, to have some talk, if You have meeting in Riga centre. It is possible to sit down for a while on the top of the hill. Riga canal is next to the hill,... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

If you have time to waste you can go for a walk.Nothing special only park.You will go past when going around the city.

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Singapore, Singapore
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

It's fun to take a gentle stroll through this park, walk along the canal, relax and enjoy the moment of peace it offers. On a warm day there will likely be plenty of locals with the same idea.

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Riga
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

generally this is small mound in the city center based on Riga canal side with a lot of paths, benches to sit and plenty of flower beds. it is great place to stroll through or just sit and sip your coffee or tea and observe busy Rigans bypassing you...

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Wakefield, MA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2013

This was a such a beautiful park to visit and walk around. It is beautifully landscaped with little bridges, flowers, and benches to sit on. There are statues throughout the park, a canal where you can rent small boats, a bridge with hundreds of locks that were placed by people pledging their love for each other and also a memorial... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2013

Located in the Canal Park just beyond where the Freedom Monument stands, Bastion Hill is a great spot for a short break during your walk around Riga. The hill is located on one of the ancient sand hills and offers plenty of shade.

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Tallinn, Estonia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

A quiet place in the middle of the city to relax for a moment, sit on a parkbench or stroll along the river. Can be busy on weekends though. Boatrides available!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2013

beautiful, even on september. People were sitting on the benches, enjoying amazingly beautiful flowers, canal, birds, everything. Most beautiful park.

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Riga, Latvia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2013

the closer you get to the old town Riga the more difficult it is to find a parking spot. keep in mind that in Bastion Hill there is an underground parking

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2012

Bastion Hill was created from 1857 - 59 to replace the old defensive bulwark. It's a pleasant hill with a small stream and waterfalls. But there is much more than a nice view to this park. Nearby are memorial stones to five people killed by Soviet bullets during the January 1991 disturbances, during the Latvian struggle for independence from the... More 

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