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Vermanes Park, Riga

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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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  • Beautiful and quiet. A nice stroll along the park in the rain to escape the city just steps aways. Beautiful plantings sculptures and wildlife.  more »
  • We saw this park while in Riga and decided to walk through it, and I am glad it did. It is nice and peaceful. We took several pictures and enjoyed our time there.  more »
  • Originally a nineteenth-century park for the Germanic or Russian upper crust (surrounded by solid metal fencing to discourage incursions by Latvian-speaking plebes), Vermanes Park has evolved into a m...  more »

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