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Awesome view bur dirty windows

It was kind of a long walk from the bus stop till the tower, so if it's a hot day, be prepared and... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Andrada M
A view back on Soviet times.

If you’re expecting a usual fancy tall building / observation deck experience then this is not the... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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Reviewed 3 days ago

It was kind of a long walk from the bus stop till the tower, so if it's a hot day, be prepared and bring some water along with you. If you have a chance to drive to there, I would recommend you do so, cause...More

Thank Andrada M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you’re expecting a usual fancy tall building / observation deck experience then this is not the place for you. If you’d like to experience a Soviet TV Tower from the mid 1980s that’s had nothing done to it since then this is the place...More

Thank nick164
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We spent about 3 hours here and enjoyed it! We got an Uber from Tallinn to the tower because it’s too far to walk and went on the ‘walk the edge’ tour where you can actaully walk along the edge of the tower and get...More

Thank May L
Reviewed 24 May 2018 via mobile

If you don't have a car, don't want to take a cab, and don't want to walk all the way, you have to take a bus or trolleybus (e.g. 19, 40) to the stop (Zakusala) in the middle of the bridge on the island the...More

1  Thank TheLandshark
Reviewed 9 May 2018

We visited the Tower in February, this was at the time when Riga was covered in snow. We caught the bus and had a walk from the bus stop to the tower, on a nice day this wouldn't have been too bad but on the...More

Thank Doug H
Reviewed 1 May 2018

Before visiting the tower I've read some reviews and were a bit sceptical before visiting the tower for myself. However I went and was not disappoint. The tower is a hidden and neglected gem from a Soviet past. The entire infrastructure looks like is stayed...More

2  Thank Ania P
Reviewed 3 March 2018

The TV-Tower is a good place to discover a good Viewpoint over Riga. I liked the view. To go up with the elevator in the special construction was a highlight too. There where not so many tourists. So it was perfect. I would commend this...More

Thank Cyril H
Reviewed 21 February 2018 via mobile

Long walk from the bus stop in the snow but the view was worth it. No restaurant or refreshments at present as they are being refurbished but staff will make you a coffee and are friendly, helpful and knowledgeable.

1  Thank peacefullife
Reviewed 7 December 2017 via mobile

Need a tourist atraction with no tourists? Go here! If you are really into trashy sovietic stuff like me, then this place is superb! I heard people comparing it to the TV tower in Tallinn saying the one in Tallinn is way "better" (better as...More

Thank Livija V
Reviewed 17 November 2017 via mobile

What a load of old rubbish! I've been to lots of attractions similar to this one including London Eye, Paris Eiffel, Vilnius TV tower, and I have never seen any worst than this. The biggest attraction was to get to it. The road is absolute...More

1  Thank Linas S
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