The oldest public garden in town, Vermanes Garden features large grassy areas, fountains, and playgrounds. When it opened in 1817, the site featured exotic trees and a restaurant. Today the 5 hectare (12 acre) park is home to new cafes and restaurants in a verdant setting where locals gather to play chess and enjoy a bit of nature. You can tour the park by kayak along the small river that flows by. A number of free events occur here during the year. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Vermanes Garden by using our Riga trip builder app.
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Vermanes Garden Reviews
This is a pretty park relatively near my hotel & several attractions (the Old Town, the Freedom Monument & the Nativity of Christ Cathedral). I found it by wandering randomly several hours after my..... more »
Great stroll and can take quite awhile if you have the time. Can go both ways, see main statue just out of old town, and has fountains. more »
Lots of different trees. There are a pair of old pecan nut trees. They are at risk of falling. One is leaning to the left and the other to the right,so they have strapped them together. It's ingenious. Lovely park with a fountain and quaint ice cream vans(little carts). There is a lake full of lilies and ducks. A bridge crosses a narrow section and its iron structure is completely covered in padlocks most with names on and some old and curious.
The most beautiful garden in the city centre. Kids will enjoy the playground. Chess-lovers can watch or play chess near the open air stage. Elderly men gather there to play chess from spring to fall.
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