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Bastejkalns, Riga

A small, pleasant park surrounding Brivibas Bulvaris.

A small, pleasant park surrounding Brivibas Bulvaris. Sites in the Bastejkalns include a Chinese and a Japanese building, and the ''Bridge of Love'' over the ''Pilsetas Cana'''. The Bridge of Love has several locks on the railings put up by recently married couples. There is also a memorial to the two people killed here in the tumultuous events of 1991.


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About Bastejkalns

 Between Raina Bulvaris and Basteja Bulvaris

Bastejkalns and Nearby Sights on Map

Freedom Monument

Freedom Monument is one of Latvia's national symbols

Laima Clock

Laima is a Latvian chocolate manufacturer and means good luck in Latvian

Pharmaceutical Museum

In a renovated 18th century house

Wagner Concert Hall

Wagner once lived in Riga, on the street now named after him

Esplanade Park

Designed by Georg Kuphaldt, who was expelled by Germany in 1915 as a spy becuase he had a telescope in his garden

Latvian National Opera

Porcelain Museum

Covers the history of porcelain in Riga through the 19th and 20th centuries

The House of the Black Cat

This building (also housing a pub of no particular note) is most famous for the two statues of black cats on the roofs

St. John's Church (Riga)

A smaller, less spectacular church near St

Swedish Gate

The last remaining gate from the old city walls