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Pilsetas kanals

Old Town, Riga, Latvia
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Beautiful park

Very nice park with canal, separating Old Town from the more resent buildings. The Freedom Monument... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Jerusalem, Israel
Beautiful canal in the old town, worth the visit

You basically cannot miss the canal if you are spending a day in the Old town. The surrounding... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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“small boat” (7 reviews)
“main river” (4 reviews)
Old Town, Riga, Latvia
Old Town, Riga, Latvia
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very nice park with canal, separating Old Town from the more resent buildings. The Freedom Monument is there.

Thank Zeituni
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You basically cannot miss the canal if you are spending a day in the Old town. The surrounding areas and streets are also very beautiful and the canal area will provide you with a possibility to relax for a moment if you are tired of...More

Thank Totti K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Take a boat ride! They start from where the freedom monument is. Easy to spot. Beware that one drive cost 18 Euros! It goes for like an hour. Driving along the kanal but also going to the river Daugne to see the city from the...More

Thank alexaroundtheworld
Reviewed 21 November 2017

Very specific atmosphere along the channel in the city center. I think this channel is a piece of Holland in the Baltic country. Different lights under the brides of this channel can be seen when it is dark. We enjoyed a walk along this channel.

Thank arinafb17
Reviewed 17 November 2017

We had walked much of the day and needed to put our feet up - and so we paid our 9euros for a small boat trip starting from the park, which did a round trip clockwise keeping the old town on the right hand side....More

Thank ThePughs14
Reviewed 17 October 2017

Frankly, there are more Art Nouveau items to see in the V&A. This house is not so special. If it's raining (and it was) then pop in, but it's a cramped venue. So you need to go when there are very few people.

1  Thank Louise_Shepherd
Reviewed 14 October 2017

Lovely canal, winding through the city and alongside the old town, with some lovely parkland. Unfortunately it was raining the whole time we were here but in the summer it must be even better.

Thank David M
Reviewed 10 October 2017

The canals are the perfect counterpart to the vast green spaces. They are serene and lovely to enjoy from a bench.

Thank Zosia B
Reviewed 9 October 2017 via mobile

I recommend taking a boat tour around the canals. Very calming and gives you another view of the old town in Riga.

Thank Lísa E
Reviewed 30 September 2017

We took the river/canal 1 hour cruise which was good value at 12 euros each.You see many of the city's sights from a different viewpoint.

Thank Jeff W
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