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Vermanes Park, Riga

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#1 of 65 in Historic Sites in Latvia
The oldest public garden in town, Vermanes Park features large grassy areas, fountains, and playgrounds. When it opened in 1817, the site featured exotic trees and a restaurant. Today the 5 hectare (12 acre) park is home to new cafes and restaurants in a verdant setting where locals gather to play chess and enjoy a bit of nature. You can tour the park by kayak along the small river that flows by. A number of free events occur here during the year. By using our Riga trip itinerary planner, you can arrange your visit to Vermanes Park and other attractions in Riga.
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  • August 17, 2017
    Staying at the Radisson Blu Elizabete we walked through the Vermanes Park at least twice a day. It is beautifully maintained, and is a nice place to relax or take a stroll. In the southeast corner the...  more »
  • August 17, 2017
    clean, full of flowers, cared, least busy yet quiet ... I could not help but sdragliarmici in a Latvian sunny Saturday afternoon ... it's getting into a reality unknown now in our country where the parks, once beautiful, open air latrines and are reduced to shelters for illegals, bums and toxic. There are many bars that bring back in time ... really small, cosy and pastel, inviting ... right here was my favorite where every night of my stay in Riga, I sat down to watch the sunset and the beauty is, you don't even have to eat if you don't, it's free ... non-existent concept in Italy so many flower beds , fountains and statues. Inevitable revolution in the channel, and even though it's not like crossing Amsterdam, still worth it ... lucky Latvians who, after a day's work, can walk into a place like that.
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  • August 16, 2017
    A nicely manicured park and where you go for the 'riga by boat' tour, costs 18 euros max and takes you on a loop pointing out a number of famous landmarks. Good choice if you don't like walking too mu...  more »

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