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Riga Castle - Rigas Pils, Riga: 23 reviews and 44 photos

  Castle from Vansu bridge
by Raimix

It in not the original castle from the 1209, but this one built in 1353. Later, few hundred years after it was built, some reconstructions took place, in 18th century few wings were added to the castle and it was used as a public building. For real, it doesn?t look to me as strong defensive castle, but just like a residency.

Now it is presidential residence and two soldiers traditionally stay near the gates of castle. You can hardly see whole castle from the old town side, better to go to another bank of Danube.

Address: 3 Pils Laukums
Directions: The corner of old town near river Daugava.

Review Helpfulness: 4.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Feb 25, 2011
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