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Bastion Hill (Bastejkalns)

Basteja bulvaris / park along city canal., Riga, Latvia
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Basteja bulvaris / park along city canal., Riga, Latvia
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Someone wrote that park is nicer than the hill and that is correct. Hill is very small and you need 5-10 mins to walk around/on it. Park below it is really nice and quiet. Great to get some rest from walking :)

Thank Sandra D
Reviewed 1 week ago

It is hard not to pass by the canasta one point or another, an it is worthy for walking, wandering, contemplating, just enjoying the sunshine. While I am not sure I actually climbed any hill, I did enjoy the footpaths along the canal

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A really nice park that has a steep hill in the middle of it. It doesn't take much to walk up, but the view is not that great. The park is very nicely taken care of, clean, and the grass is green. You definitely want...More

Thank Adam P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great place with nice park around the hill in city center. If you like to walk up - this place for you.

Thank Veleriy F
Reviewed 11 July 2017

It's a nice spot with a lovely view of the park but it does not look like a safe spot for after the dark. I have not been there after dark, so I may be wrong.

Thank Julia B
Reviewed 7 July 2017

A really beautiful park that has a canal running through it. Boat tours are available at a moderate cost.

Thank Judgerld
Reviewed 28 June 2017

The bastion hill is located behind the Swedish barracks and in the park behind. It can be accessed from the paths in the park.

Thank Adventurers049
Reviewed 31 May 2017

When we arrived to Bastion Hill we had not heard about the place before. We thought that what a nice place, what is this? We looked around but could not find any sign or information plate about the place and it's history. There should be...More

1  Thank Henna P
Reviewed 28 May 2017

This is part of an attractive park and from the (not very tall) hill you get a good view of the surrounding gardens and riverside walk.

Thank OandA-London
Reviewed 12 April 2017

I'm not sure when this will re-open, but it is closed at the moment (12 April 2017). It is a steep hill, only suitable for those who are reasonably fit and it no doubt gives great views of Riga but you can get these elsewhere...More

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