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Bastion Hill (Bastejkalns)

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Address: Basteja bulvaris / park along city canal., Riga, Latvia
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Private Walking Tour of Riga Old Town
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Hill next to canal

This hill, which is located on the east part of old town Riga is a park which is located on the west bank of Pilsetas Canal. It offers a nice view of the canal, bridge and... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Evanston, Illinois
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Evanston, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This hill, which is located on the east part of old town Riga is a park which is located on the west bank of Pilsetas Canal. It offers a nice view of the canal, bridge and Monument other then other part of the city nearby. Surely a good spot for summertime picnic.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

You had to be careful due to the ice, but s nice little walk up, the views weren't the best but had to have a look anyway.

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Thank Mel J
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

Its right there, but is easy to miss in the dark hours of the day. Very nice scenery. Perfect outdoor activities location. Some nice remains of an old fort walls, sculptures and water.

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Staines, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2016

Bastion Hill is a small hill situated in Bastejkalns Park. Well worth walking up as you get lovely views. The park is also lovely to walk around, very close to the Freedom Monument.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016

Small hill in middle of the park besides the canal. good opportunity to get some great photo's. worth a visit.

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Madison, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016

Picturesque small hill close to the Freedom Monument with gardens, sculptures, a footbridge with a collection of lovers-locks on the railings, a canal going by and a clean public bathroom (yes!). There is a nice French pastry shop across Zigfrida and up a block to purchase snacks from (Cadets de Gascogne), then take a seat on Bastion and watch the... More 

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Kristiansand, Norway
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

a very interesting historical area. Take your time here and you will see a lot of interesting historical views

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Almaty, Kazakhstan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

It takes a bit of a hike to get to the Bastion Hill but once you're there, you can have a view on the green area and people watch.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota, Usa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

A bastion from long ago on the perimeter of Riga Old Town. There are several stones commemorating several journalists shot by Russians in 1991 during the Barricades. Lots of padlocks with inscriptions of love on the bridge. ❤️

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016 via mobile

Nice park to walk in it. Small waterfall, elegant sculptures.. Very clean place. Only one remark is - expensive cruise on river..18 euro is expensive!!!

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