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Panoramic view points of Riga



OBSERVATION POINTS

ST PETER'S CHURCH TOWER. St Peter's church offers an observation platform (accesible by an elevator) at the height of 72 meters. It's located right in the middle of city thus provides centrally located panorama point to whole Riga. Ticket is expensive - 9 EUR.

RADISSON BLU SKYBAR. Skyline bar at the highest floor of hotel Radisson Blu offers probably the best panorama of the city, including boulevards, Old Town and all the highrises in one view. The view is seen through windows so the reflections of lights are sometimes disturbing.    
SCIENCE ACADEMY OBSERVATION PLATFORM. Another great view point - the centre is visible from southern side with excellent perspective to Central market, Daugava river, National library, Railway bridge and Old Town. Individual adult ticket costs 5 EUR.

TV TOWER OBSERVATION DECK. Riga TV Tower offers great panoramic views from it's 97 m observation deck - the highest publicly accesible point to see the city. Central part of Riga is a bit farther from here but visible. Ticket price not so expensive - 3,70 EUR.

ALBERT HOTEL LOUNGE BAR. 11th floor of Alberta hotel provides a lower but also interesting perspective - the view is well above the centre buildings rooftops.

GALLERIA RIGA ROOFTOP. Department store "Galleria Riga" rooftop is publicly accesible place to see the city from elevated perspective. Here one can spot fragmented compositions of city skyline because the roof is not high enough to offer holistic panoramas.

STOCKMANN BUILDING TERRACE. Terrace on the highest floor of Stockmann (or Forum Cinemas) building offers views to Aspazijas boulevard and 13th Janurary street, as well as some highrise spires sneaking above Old Town roofs.

RADISSON BLU DAUGAVA PANORAMA FLOOR. Observation floor of hotel Radisson Blu Daugava offers the view of city skyline with Old Town in centre, from 10th floor perspective.

NATIONAL LIBRARY. Reading rooms in each floor of Latvian National library has windows with a views to centre and Old Town. However only registered readers can access these floors. There is also a special panorama deck in highest floor, but rather unusable because of many small black dots on the window glass.

VIEWS FROM BALASTA DAM. Riverside at Ķīpsala island is offering some of the most beautiful views to Riga Old Town’s skyline. Due to arcuated shoreline Riga skyline is dynamically changing here - just a few steps and you see yet another composition of medieval church spires.

VIEWS FROM DZEGUZKALNS HILL. Dzeguzkalns hill offers several view corridors to Old Riga and some other parts of the city from around 5 kilometres distance in Ilguciems district.


VIEWS FROM VANSU BRIDGE. Vansu bridge let to approach Old Town slowly and to observe various compositions of it's skyline spires.

VIEWS FROM DAUGAVA WATERFRONT AT SWEDBANK. One of the most classical views of Riga skyline is seen from Daugava waterfront next to Swedbank building. Many food products of Latvia, from chocolate sweets to sprats in oil have presented themselves with this panorama of Riga.

VIEWS FROM AKMENS BRIDGE. Akmens bridge offers a rather unique sight - it's the best perspective to both Old Town and modern buildings on the left bank seen together in one composition. To the other side from the bridge there is also interesting view with Railway bridge, Central market and National library.

VIEWS FROM AB DAM. Another place of classic skylines of Riga. Old Town is directly opposite to this place thus the panoramas are much more stretched than from Balasta dam or Vansu bridge.

Panoramic view points of Riga Reviewed by Ikars Kublins on Friday, March 08, 2019 Rating: 5

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