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Address: on the Daugava River, Riga, Latvia

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Kipsala is a good place in the middle of Riga from where You can get nice views to Riga

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... read more

Reviewed 3 May 2016
Valdis T
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Riga, Riga, Latvia
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Reviewed 26 October 2016

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 walk around the island - when we went it was deserted which made it quite cool. There's one restaurant which is expensive but nice.

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Riga, Riga, Latvia
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Reviewed 3 May 2016

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 center BT1, shopping center Olimpia. The highest building is Swedbank. If You can get somehow to the top floor of Swedbank, then You can... More 

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Thank Valdis T
Windsor, Canada
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Reviewed 28 March 2016

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 addition to the park on the island. The views are really rewarding.

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Brussels, Belgium
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Reviewed 22 September 2015

We just loved our sunny sunday late morning here, our only time a bit out of the city on this trip, between beautiful houses and appartments, river views everywhere, some greenery, nice people.... Perhaps we wouldn't have liked it on a cold rainy windy day....

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 9 August 2015 via mobile

Very unclean water to swim in. The hut where we got food was overpriced and not tasty. However, service was good. For beach lovers I would stay away.

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Reviewed 23 July 2015 via mobile

This area is good to spend time walking and enjoying the sites of old and new buildings.All the buildings are not renovated.

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Brno, Czech Republic
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Reviewed 2 July 2012

Kipsala is very nice and cozy area with small wooden houses, nice parks and beautiful view of old town of Riga and also view of industrial part. It's very nice place to take slow and relaxed walk alongside river. Buildings there are old and new but there are no real contrast as architecture goes along really well. AB dambis also... More 

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Frankfurt, Germany
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Reviewed 24 January 2011

You can get a real good idea for new and old wealth in Riga, when you stroll along the shores of river Daugava on Kipsala island. See wooden houses and sheds, partly abandoned and partly refurbished along with modern newly build lofts in old industrial place. Enjoy the panoramic view to old town of Riga with its towers as well... More 

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