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Bastion Hill (Bastejkalns), Riga
(4.3/5 based on 100+ 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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  • 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!). Ther...  more »
  • Ovo je vestacko uzvisenje u Rigi i nalazi se na mestu gde je nekada bio glavni ulaz u stari grad. Riski stari grad imao je 14 kula i bedeme koji su u 19 veku poruseni, pa se zato ovaj deo i zove Basti...  more »
  • a very interesting historical area. Take your time here and you will see a lot of interesting historical views 
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  • Good place to chill out at all times of the year. To Pokemon GO players: lots of pokestops, currently a geodude nest
  • It's a small but lovely park, especially in summers. Plenty of benches and places to sit and relax on.
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  • Great place to take in the views of Riga and the surrounding park.
  • Nice and relaxing walk up and down the hill.