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Kipsala, Riga

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Island Nature / Park
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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  • 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 »
  • Kipsala is a good place in the middle of Riga from where You can get nice views to Riga. You can easily get there by bus or trolleybus. The biggest buildings are Riga Technical university, Exhibition ...  more »
  • I would not call it a beach, it is rather a park. If you want a beach go to Jurmala. However it is relaxing and a real nice place for a stroll. I would recommend also walking on the Vansu bridge in ad...  more »