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Too far from the historical center

This tower is the highest building of the European Union. To visit here means to put an important... read more

Reviewed 17 September 2018
London, United Kingdom
Riga Radio and TV Tower

The tower also serves as an observatory but it is almost an hour away from the city center so we... read more

Reviewed 5 September 2018
George A
Nicosia, Cyprus
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Zakusalas krastmala 1, Riga 1050, Latvia
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Reviewed 29 October 2018 via mobile

Good seenery over Riga. place condition was not the best. One direction windows unclean. Repair going and after that better

Thank jounir861
Reviewed 25 October 2018 via mobile

Great views don’t go if it’s raining or misty Very run down windows on viewing platform need completely cleaning Staff very rude

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Reviewed 17 September 2018

This tower is the highest building of the European Union. To visit here means to put an important check mark. However I can't say the view is really amazing, because the historical center of Riga is too far from here.

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Reviewed 5 September 2018

The tower also serves as an observatory but it is almost an hour away from the city center so we could not spend two hours (coming back as well)

Thank George A
Reviewed 28 August 2018

We decided to walk to the TV tower from central Riga (not a short walk but completely walkable) and the walk itself (across the bridge, along the island etc) was really enjoyable. We arrived at the tower at about 2.30 on a Saturday afternoon and...More

Thank MPOT
Reviewed 17 August 2018

It was kind of a long walk from the bus stop till the tower, so if it's a hot day, be prepared and bring some water along with you. If you have a chance to drive to there, I would recommend you do so, cause...More

Thank Andrada M
Reviewed 29 July 2018 via mobile

If you’re expecting a usual fancy tall building / observation deck experience then this is not the place for you. If you’d like to experience a Soviet TV Tower from the mid 1980s that’s had nothing done to it since then this is the place...More

Thank nick164
Reviewed 25 July 2018 via mobile

We spent about 3 hours here and enjoyed it! We got an Uber from Tallinn to the tower because it’s too far to walk and went on the ‘walk the edge’ tour where you can actaully walk along the edge of the tower and get...More

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Reviewed 24 May 2018 via mobile

If you don't have a car, don't want to take a cab, and don't want to walk all the way, you have to take a bus or trolleybus (e.g. 19, 40) to the stop (Zakusala) in the middle of the bridge on the island the...More

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Reviewed 9 May 2018

We visited the Tower in February, this was at the time when Riga was covered in snow. We caught the bus and had a walk from the bus stop to the tower, on a nice day this wouldn't have been too bad but on the...More

Thank Doug H
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