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Bastion Hill (Bastejkalns)

Basteja bulvaris / park along city canal., Riga, Latvia
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Ranked #41 of 88 attractions in Riga
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
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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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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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Finland
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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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Gambrills, MD
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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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Riga, Latvia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2012

Bastion hill is very nice place for short pleasant walk. Walk there for a couple of minutes along the medieval city canal or look at the nice small stream going from the top of the hill and mini waterfalls. Especially beautiful in autumn when leaf fall. You can also take city canal boat tours from there.

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Riga
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2012

in old time there were flat lands, but taking away Riga fortification walls, builders decided to put up mound at the city centre, which now is a great place, where to make a lovely walks. you also can grab a cup of coffee and just sit next to Riga canal...

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2012

Bastejkalns is part of ravelines fortification system built around Vecriga until 19 century. Now it green and nice place to take rest.

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