Riga Radio and TV Tower, Riga

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Don't miss seeing the tallest structure in the European Union, Riga Radio and TV Tower, and view the city from its 97 m (318 ft) high observation platform. Completed in 1989, the building rises 368 m (1,207 ft) tall, and its three supporting legs take up the space of four ice-hockey rinks. The imposing red-and-yellow structure stands out from its surroundings; take advantage of your visit by taking part in a brief lecture about its features at the observation deck. You'll be able to see the Gulf of Riga on clear days. Add Riga Radio and TV Tower and other attractions to your Riga trip itinerary using our Riga vacation route planner.
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  • August 9, 2017
    It's definitely a superb height. You can see it from much of the area south of the city and along the river. You can also go up and take in a view on a long elevator ride. It would be nicer if they ma...  more »
  • July 28, 2017
    Fascinating built Tower in the Soviet-style with impressive views to the sea. The ride with the elevator, who drives in the curvy built posts, is an experience in itself.
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  • July 22, 2017
    We knew nothing of this before seeing it in Riga skyline. Always try to go up 'big pointy things' when visiting cities, so set off from hotel with tower clearly in view. Took us a while and started to...  more »

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