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Kipsala, Riga

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Ķīpsala is an island on the left bank of the Daugava river, connected to Riga city center and Pārdaugava by the Shroud Bridge. Ķīpsala is divided from the rest of Riga by the Daugava in the east, Roņu dīķis in the north, Zunda in the west and Agenskalna līcis in the south.In recent years Ķīpsala has become a prestigious area for living in Riga. There is a campus of the RTU including a newly renovated dorm on Ķīpsala as well as the Olimpia shopping center. The International School of Riga campus has also been situated on Ķīpsala since 2001.The Žanis Lipke Memorial is located on the island at 9 Mazais Balasta dambis. It was built next to the home of Jānis Lipke, where he had arranged a shelter for rescued Jews during the Nazi occupation.
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  • Riga will find more than surprise you! This Kipsala. Kipsala is the Island District of Riga. It is not difficult-we just have to go cable-stayed bridge from the old town, it is 15-20 minutes. The island itself, there are approximately 300 years old and is the tip of a huge sand dune, and therefore its shape changed all the time, depending on the behavior of the river. And only in the 20 century the island acquired its modern shape. Once fishermen settled here. Currently, Kipsala is interesting because there are fine examples of wooden architecture, which are carefully kept by residents. Even attempted some Aussie to break one of the houses and build something else, did not succeed. The House remained in place, and from Australian-kangaroo on the roof. Walks on Kipsala deliver pleasure. Contemplation of the houses, the atmosphere of peace and quiet and great views will not leave you indifferent. A former plaster factory restaurant is located, and the factory turned into loft apartments.
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  • The houses on Kipsala are beautiful, some run down and some done up. The island is undergoing gentrification, but the facilities are not yet geared up for tourists. It is interesting and creepy to wal...  more »
  • Island of Riga which was at the time inhabited by fishermen, and now rehabilitated with great care and taste.
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