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Pilsetas kanals, Riga

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Flowing through parks and city sights, Pilsetas kanals used to serve as a barrier between the town and potential enemies in medieval times. Today, you can take a walk around this scenic area or opt for a boat tour that covers the city's numerous highlights. Find a picnic spot at one of the gardens alongside the channel and feed your crumbs to the ducks. For more adventure, try renting a kayak and paddling along the river, passing under its many bridges to observe the city from a different perspective. Arrange your visit to Pilsetas kanals and discover more family-friendly attractions in Riga using our Riga travel itinerary planner.
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  • The canal system going through Riga really add to the uniqueness of the city. The weather was beautiful during our trip and the canal/park system is just stunning  more »
  • Slow boat trip directly into the city centre. Takes about 1 Hrs, and leads through a beatyful area of Riga  more »
  • A picturesque, relatively quiet part of central Riga. There are canal-side walks and statues so a bit of a haven.  more »