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Address: Basteja bulvaris / park along city canal., Riga, Latvia
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Good hike and nice views

It takes a bit of a hike to get to the Bastion Hill but once you're there, you can have a view on the green area and people watch.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed October 29, 2016
Almaty, Kazakhstan
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Madison, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 2, 2016

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

Thank Tor Steinar E
Almaty, Kazakhstan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2016

It takes a bit of a hike to get to the Bastion Hill but once you're there, you can have a view on the green area and people watch.

Thank PcholkaVe
Minneapolis, Minnesota, Usa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 13, 2016

A bastion from long ago on the perimeter of Riga Old Town. There are several stones commemorating several journalists shot by Russians in 1991 during the Barricades. Lots of padlocks with inscriptions of love on the bridge. ❤️

Thank Anita D
Tel Aviv, Israel
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11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 29, 2016 via mobile

Nice park to walk in it. Small waterfall, elegant sculptures.. Very clean place. Only one remark is - expensive cruise on river..18 euro is expensive!!!

Thank Залман Т
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 26, 2016

If you walk through this park, you have a Little Venice in your mind. Some place to relax in the centre of the city.

Thank gnuslar624
Orlando, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 23, 2016

In the heart of Vermanes Park rises Bastion Hill, what once was a fortification that offered viewpoints to defend Riga from invaders. Circular paths lead to the top, where there are benches and sculptures. There’s a public lavatory at the base of the hill. I found this pleasant respite when walking to the hotel from Old Town. Trees obscure the... More 

1 Thank DeanMurphy2020
Tel Aviv, Israel
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 14, 2016

Just small hill, doesn't worth the climb. Free public washroom is next to it. Nice cafe across the road (not in the park thus!).

Thank igrowing
Moscow, Russia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 13, 2016

An important part of the defense of medieval Riga. Now - the most important tourist attraction. Great landscape!

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 351 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 8, 2016

The hill is part of the park that is just outside the old city. It is well maintained and has views across to the Freedom Monument and the Swedish Gate. There are benches at the top to sit and people watch in the shade.

1 Thank MarcusHurley

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