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Bastion Hill (Bastejkalns), Riga

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Landmark Tourist Spot
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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  • A really nice park that has a steep hill in the middle of it. It doesn't take much to walk up, but the view is not that great. The park is very nicely taken care of, clean, and the grass is green. You...  more »
  • Great place with nice park around the hill in city center. If you like to walk up - this place for you.  more »
  • Park on the East side of the old town, along the pilsetas is where there is a lot of wood benches, break for
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  • Nice place to rest and enjoy the green!
  • It's a small but lovely park, especially in summers. Plenty of benches and places to sit and relax on.
  • Nice sightseeing place in centre of Riga. Cool view of freedom monument.
  • Good place to chill out at all times of the year. To Pokemon GO players: lots of pokestops, currently a geodude nest
  • Highest hill in the Old Riga, nice place to rest.

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As tourism surges in Riga, accommodation options and variety have grown too. The Baltic capital has quality lodging for every budget, from centrally located and affordable hostels, to private apartments and hotel rooms, to chic main-street hotels. The Old Town, a World Heritage Site, sits at the center of it all, so consider staying here if you want to be in the thick of things. For lower prices, look slightly outside of the city's core but within walking distance. For somewhere a little quieter, check out neighborhoods like Agenskalns and Tornakalns, which are less touristy, well-preserved districts.
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