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Bastion Hill (Bastejkalns), Riga

Categories: Landmarks, Tourist Spots
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4.3/5 based on 95+ reviews on the web
Located in the center of the bustling city, Bastion Hill (Bastejkalns) offers greenery as far as the eye can see, set apart by a river with tiny waterfalls and bridges. Take a walk along its flower-lined pathways, rest on one of the benches, or observe swans and ducks in their rituals of courtship and preening. You'll find sculptures and memorial monuments dedicated to fallen fighters in 1991. The bridges at this 150-year-old city garden are filled with padlocks placed there in the name of love--feel free to add your own. Arrange your visit to Bastion Hill (Bastejkalns) and discover more family-friendly attractions in Riga using our Riga travel itinerary planner.
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  • 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!!! 
  • If you walk through this park, you have a Little Venice in your mind. Some place to relax in the centre of the city. 
  • It is a small mound created by the demolition of the city walls in the mid 1800 's. This Park is crossed by Pilsetas channel and there is a jetty for a boat ride. My advice is not to take that ride: costs 18 euros and you don't see anything at all; empties into the port of Riga but even there it is simply at the mercy of the waves. You lose an hour of time that can be dedicated to more interesting things. In the park stands an obelisk (freedom monument) topped with a female figure, is the symbol of Latvia, holding raised his arms three golden stars representing the three historical regions: Courland, Semigallia, and Latgale. The areas of the Hill is very pleasant because it is full of trees, lawns and flowers.
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  • Nice and relaxing walk up and down the hill.
  • Nice park, small but very neat.
  • Nice cosy Park
  • Nice place for a walk or picnic
  • Красивый, очень живописый сквер!
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