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Address: Zakusalas krastmala 1, Riga 1050, Latvia
Phone Number: 7108600
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Perfect for a quick visit

The view is great and the receptionist is very hospitable. The place's potential is criminally unexploited with virtually no amenities. Windows smeared so only good for... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 August 2016
Margo J
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Tallinn, Estonia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had planned to visit the tower before we got to Riga & it was worth the effort. It's a bit off the beaten track & was deserted as far as tourists go! But that didn't stop us.. The views from the panoramic gallery are fantastic and for €3.70 it's more than worth it. You can either walk over the... More 

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4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

And yet they don't use it. Anyway the price is low and for that you can get up to 200m to have kind of panoram view to Riga. But... The windows are very dirty so it don't offer the right feeling. And its very empty, no information about the tower itself. And there is literally nothing else to do. Go... More 

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Thank Jaan M
Telford, United Kingdom
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51 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

As over reviews have said this attraction could be so much more. Literally you go up a sideways elevator to a open viewing area. Take a few photos and come back down. It's worth doing but don't expect too much

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Thank GrumpyXMatelot
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

I you are lucky to have sunny day, this may be the right place to go. Scenery is interesting, 360 degrees panoramic view. Possible to see about 20 kilometres away. In the winter frozen river looks very interesting. Building itself is of Soviet style, gives a bit strange feeling inside. Best to go by taxi there or your own or... More 

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Thank Ainis
Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

I had decided that I must visit this TV tower on my recent Riga visit. It's not really on the tourist trail and is not especially well publicised. It is located on Zaķusala - an island in the middle of the Daugava River. You can catch the #19 trolley bus which stops at the side of the busy dual carriageway.... More 

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Marsta, Sweden
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31 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

It was an exciting trip with the elevator up here since it goes sideways(not straight up) like in the Eifeltower. This tower could be som much more If they invested money in building a restaurant on the top at the tv tower. Right now there's only a couple of chairs and it looks worn down. They could also sell souveniers... More 

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Thank Etna74
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12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

If you are picking between St Peters Church and TV tower, go to the fist place, as it does offer better views of the city. TV tower is ok and the views are good. You get a good view of Daugava and other parts of the city. However, it does need a bit of repair work to it. Also the... More 

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Tallinn, Estonia
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11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2016 via mobile

The view is great and the receptionist is very hospitable. The place's potential is criminally unexploited with virtually no amenities. Windows smeared so only good for phone-shots.

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Thank Margo J
York, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2016

Having seen the tower (apparently) not too far away, and as it was a lovely sunny day, we decided to walk all the way from the city centre to this eye-catching landmark. You could cover about 60% of the distance by bus, but the rest of the way is a stroll along flat tree-lined island roads. The facilities are surprisingly... More 

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Vilnius, Lithuania
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70 reviews
34 attraction reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2016

It's quite a distance to find the way, and not too much exited to visit. You can get good visibility of the old town from the church tower in the old town without hassle about how to get there.

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