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Panorama Riga Observation Deck

Akademijas laukums 1 | Latvian Academy of Sciences, Riga 1050, Latvia
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"Panorama Riga" is a circular terrace - observation deck of the Latvian Academy of Sciences, offering breathtaking 360° panoramic views of Riga. The terrace is wide enough, so groups of tourists or companies of friends can feel free on the "Panorama Riga" observation deck. From the "Panorama Riga" observation deck, you can take wonderful photos with panoramic views of Riga, nothing obstructs the view, enclosures and glass reflections don’t interfere. You can watch the most beautiful sunset or have a romantic date in the height of 65 meters.
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Akademijas laukums 1 | Latvian Academy of Sciences, Riga 1050, Latvia
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A little out of Old Town but walkable in about 15mins. Views from the top are great and it wasn't crowded at all on our visit. Try and combine with a trip to the Holocaust Museum but note that doesn't open on Saturdays.

Thank mattrileyx
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It was mid November, cold and grey when I visited but still the views were fabulous, take some pics, then wander about a bit - lovely

Thank Eddie072_11
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This gives a great view of the city and its surrounds. Unfortunately for us it was cloudy but still got some good views. You need to pay the chap in the kiosk to go up in the lift which is around the corner 🙄

Thank BigPaul9967
Reviewed 28 October 2017 via mobile

We visited for the panorama and because my son is interested in Soviet buildings. The lift takes you to the 15th floor and then stairs to floor 17, nice wide stairs no problems with them. The views are outstanding however it was very cold and...More

Thank Sharon P
Reviewed 23 October 2017 via mobile

This was recommended on trip advisor when researching Riga. It was well worth the €5 to see the stunning 360 views of the city from the top of the building. I would definitely recommended.

Thank Jodie S
Reviewed 21 October 2017 via mobile

Great view, quite big platform. Easy to get there - lift to 15th floor, then two floors climbing up the stairs. In autumn u can see Riga in different - golden-yellow-orange view. Ability to walk around the academy on deck, so u can see all...More

Thank Klaudija G
Reviewed 18 October 2017

A very interesting building looking like a small Empire State Building with a lift to a viewing terrace which has great views over the whole city.

Thank Geoff W
Reviewed 14 October 2017

I walked here from Riga old town, past central market and I am so pleased that I did as it was a fascinating old building with fantastic views over Riga. It was nice to see Riga from a different perspective.

Thank claireym50
Reviewed 12 October 2017

It is worth just seeing this building which is like something from the 1930s but was actually built 1958-62! It is only 5 euros to take the lift to the 15th floor from which you take another two flights of stairs to the observation terrace...More

Thank babarandceleste_13
Reviewed 2 October 2017 via mobile

The Building is a short walk from the old city, behind the train station. You get a good view of the city if the weather is nice and there aren't too many people there.

Thank Dominique M
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Response from Anna S | Reviewed this property |
Hi, I found information that it's open every day on web page Live Riga. But I think you should ask direct at the page Latvian Academy of Science, they have an email and they should give you real answer :-)