Kipsala

Kipsala, Riga: Address, Phone Number, Kipsala Reviews: 4.5/5


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sim093
Bonn, Germany909 contributions
On a sunny day Kipsala is great to visit and chill!
Mar 2019 • Solo
I have been on Kipsala on the 22th March, we’re the sun was without any cloud.
It was lovely then and I did a walk through the little streets, the promenade.
You can have a good look at the woodhouses and enjoy a little bit of peace.

So Kipsala should be visited but rather when the weather is nice then it’s very nice and relaxing walking there! :)

Ps: from the central station or near CENTRAL MARKET you can take bus number 9 To Kipsala, it takes some 20 Minutes.
Written 8 April 2019
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Inara D
Adelaide, Australia58 contributions
Fantastic alternative to fighting the crowds at Jurmala
Aug 2018 • Family
On any warm, sunny day, head to Kipsala for a relaxing time on the 'beach' right in the heart of Riga. Wonderful atmosphere with volleyball and other activities or just lay around in the sunshine, enjoying the view of old town across the river. Food and drinks are sold from little kiosks or visit the Central Market 'centraltirgus' first to create your own picnic.
Written 24 September 2018
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Jake H
62 contributions
Interesting but strange
Oct 2016 • Friends
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.
Written 26 October 2016
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Valdis T
Riga, Riga, Latvia113 contributions
Kipsala is a good place in the middle of Riga from where You can get nice views to Riga
Aug 2015 • Friends
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 get exclusive views to Riga. If not, You can try to get on the top floor of Islande hotel. There is a restaurant as well. Another quite famous places to eat on Kipsala are - "Black munks" and "Ostas skati". "Black munks" are closer to the traffic, and more expensive. It will take some 30 min by foot till "Ostas skati", but, maybe, it will be worth of it!?
Written 3 May 2016
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TheGlacierist
Windsor, Canada2,257 contributions
Relaxing
Oct 2015 • Solo
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.
Written 28 March 2016
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Jurgen B
Brussels, Belgium2,554 contributions
Perhaps I'm too subjective here
Sep 2015 • Couples
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....
Written 22 September 2015
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hagser
London, UK2 contributions
Kipsala beach
Aug 2015
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.
Written 9 August 2015
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SEs
London, UK25,851 contributions
Walk
Jul 2015 • Friends
This area is good to spend time walking and enjoying the sites of old and new buildings.All the buildings are not renovated.
Written 22 July 2015
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Fenyo
Brno, Czech Republic327 contributions
Must visit
Apr 2012 • Solo
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 is a must-see with it's stunning panoramic view.
Written 2 July 2012
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wystemd
Frankfurt, Germany26 contributions
Stroll along the river Daugava
Jan 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 as Riga's harbour. Surprisingly we only found one restaurant on that location.
Written 24 January 2011
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