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Bastion Hill (Bastejkalns)

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Address: Basteja bulvaris / park along city canal., Riga, Latvia
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Quiet spot overlooking the park and Old Town

Bastion Hill is located in a beautifully landscaped park. The steps are tricky because some are deteriorating so you have to be careful walking up and down the hill - one side is... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 28, 2016
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Came here after a snowy day. The trees were bare and the floor was covered in snow. Very beautiful. It's not a lengthy walk up to the top. Definitely worth the short walk up. Gives a nice view of the monument and the surrounding parks.

Thank suanhin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2016

Bastion Hill is located in a beautifully landscaped park. The steps are tricky because some are deteriorating so you have to be careful walking up and down the hill - one side is in better shape than the other. At the top there are benches that were done as an art project which are nice to sit on and enjoy... More 

Thank Nanny_on_the_scene
Frankfurt, Germany
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2016

There are a few ruins, that's about it. The park around and the stream are more interesting. Perhaps the best is the view towards the monument.

Thank neumanth
Chicago, IL
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2016

Went to the park and placed flowers on the memorial stones to the victims of the 1991 Soviet military harassment of Riga. Leafy and peaceful in a surrounding sea of busy-ness. Hill is anticlimactic, but has good views of the Freedom Monument.

Thank wlamb123
Kiruna, Sverige
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132 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2016

Located in a very beautiful park and a good way to get a little better view of the city. Well worth a visit.

Thank Emil O
Mayen, Deutschland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2016

Go up there. It is not steep. It will reward you with a nice view over the park and the Powder tower and adjacent barracks. The fountains shall be nice, I will check this later on when they are operating.

Thank jafischer
Toronto, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016

A varied terrain, somewhat hilly, with the Riga Kanal flowing in the middle, offers many activities. The park is flanked by the National Opera on the east, by majestic buildings on the south and the north, and in the middle is the symbolic statue of Liberty - a less attractive huge monument, very dear to the Latvians. Also in the... More 

Thank Peter H
Windsor, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 559 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2016

One nice thing about Riga is the amount of parks it provides. Although this one is relatively immersed in the crowded section, it yet provides a moment of pause. It is located not so far from the eastern end of Vansu bridge.

Thank TheGlacierist
Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2016

The park is small but full of pretty statues and a very pretty bridge covered in 'love locks'. The climb to the top of the hill is short and not very steep.There are some nice views of the city from the top and a plenty of seats to rest for a while and take in the surroundings.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2016

my city... Bastejkalns or Bastion Hill in English is a nice and quiet park in the very center of Riga. It was formed in the 19th century after tearing down city bulwarks. On the one side of Bastejkalns you will find the Liberty monument, while on the other – Blaumanis sculpture. Dividing the Old Town from the Central District with... More 

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