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Address: Basteja bulvaris / park along city canal., Riga, Latvia
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This is a small hill (very small and not very high) situated adjacent to the beautiful canal and the surrounding park. It was created in 1857 and has memorial stones of 5 people... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 23, 2015
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Jaipur, India

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Lodz, Poland
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12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Good place to relax, spend some free time not so far away from the city centre. Great for breakfast in surroundings of nature :-)

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Adelaide, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2015

A lovely place all year round and especially in winter with snow 'slides' for the kids to enjoy. Beautifully landscaped and a treat for all the family.

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Jaipur, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2015

This is a small hill (very small and not very high) situated adjacent to the beautiful canal and the surrounding park. It was created in 1857 and has memorial stones of 5 people killed by Soviets in 1991. Nonetheless, this hill provides very nice photo-op with beautiful background of canal and park. On top of it, there are many stone... More 

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Helsinki, Finland
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8 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

Beatiful park, visited during late autumn with colorful trees and relaxing atmosphere. Well situated in central Riga.

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1,086 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

A small hill in the town centre next to the canal side, lots of places to rest reasonably well kept and maintained , nice walks and decent views.

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Sydney Olympic Park, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015 via mobile

The canal-side parks (Bastion Hill, Kronvalda) are good places to relax & get a short respite from all the shopping, sightseeing & restaurants on offer in Riga. The location is quite central, a short walk from Vecrīga, so is easy to find. These two parks, comprising some 12 hectares of greenery, stretch along the Pilsētas canals for some 3.5 km.... More 

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Riga, Riga, Latvia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 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 via mobile

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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014 via mobile

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 15, 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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