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Things to do in Āgenskalns, Zemgale Suburb

Top recommendations from locals

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Entertainment
“- Food and Crafts Markets (10AM-4PM every Saturday all year, also on Sundays in December), Street Food festival, cafe, gallery, live music and wooden architecture - Kalnciema Quarter. - Street Food Festival on Wednesdays (May-September). - Open air concerts with small Food and Crafts market every Thursday starting from 24th of May till end of September. 5pm-11pm, entrance free. To add colour and suburban flavour to your afternoons in Riga, visit Kalnciema Quarter – the ensemble of renovated wooden buildings which harbours the history from the end of the 19th century. What is hidden from the eye of the beholder who passes by, reveals itself here – a courtyard with a secret restaurant, small orchard, a glass of wine, a good conversation and at times – live music.”
  • 44 locals recommend
Library
“The National Library of Latvia also known as Castle of Light (Gaismas pils) is a national cultural institution under the supervision of the Ministry of Culture of Latvia. ”
  • 17 locals recommend
Gastropub
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“Latvian/Italian cuisine, medium price, high quality, small terrace outdoors”
  • 8 locals recommend
Park
“From February to April, azaleas in the hothouse; in spring, the magnificent magnolias; at the beginning of summer, banks of rhododendrons; in the heat of the summer, roses and peonies and in autumn, dahlias. From March to October, visitors can experience tropical exotica and walk amidst butterflies in the Tropical Butterfly House. The Botanical Garden of the University of Latvia blooms and blossoms throughout the year! The Botanical Garden of the University of Latvia can be found across the river, in Pardaugava, just a 10-minute ride from the central part of Riga. The garden was founded in 1922. Over 15ha visitors can explore hothouses and outdoor collections with some 6,000 different plants. It is one of the most well-loved recreational spaces in Riga - you can slowly walk the garden’s compact yet informationally saturated territory, get to know plants from all over the world, visit the Plants House, the Azalea House as well as the Tropical House, or just enjoy lush nature in the middle of the city. Whether you are a gardening enthusiast, a botanical expert, or just want to spend time in a beautiful and pleasant environment, you will always find something interesting here. The garden’s collection is wide and carefully chosen - it includes protected plants, or those used for medical treatment, as well as a collection of the poisonous plants of Latvia. Most of the trees and bushes in the arboretum are uncommon for Latvian flora; for example, the witch hazel, cedar, walnut tree, ginkgo tree, mulberries, roses, cork tree and an edible chestnut tree. The garden has a rich collection of perennial plants, dahlias and other decorative plants. A special collection provides an insight into the world of swamp plants as well as different kinds of moss and lichen. The Plant House has various kinds of tropical and subtropical plants as well as different dessert plants, including cactus.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Entertainment
“ The castle was founded in 1330. Its structure was thoroughly rebuilt between 1497 and 1515. Upon the castle's seizure by the Swedes, they constructed spacious annexes in 1641.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Park
“A less known green, park-like area on the River Daugava (accessible on foot after crossing the Akmens Bridge). A quiet spot for taking a walk and admiring the unusual view to the Old Town.”
  • 7 locals recommend
Street Address
“Kalnciema Quarter is a bright and lively spot in Riga, on the left bank of the Daugava River, in the green and colourful area of Pārdaugava. It regularly hosts events for families and children, art exhibitions, plays, open-air concerts, and educational events. Kalnciema Quarter is particularly famous for its weekly market – ever since 2008, on Saturdays, local farmers and artisans have been bringing their versatile produce to Kalnciema Quarter. Market is on Saturdays year round (and also on Sundays in December).”
  • 8 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“The Agenskalns market is the oldest, largest and old-line market of Pardaugava (part of the city on the west bank of Daugava River). Market covers an area of 8,3 thousand square meters. There are 219 trade places in the open area in spring, summer and autumn and it’s possible to get various fruit, berries, vegetables and other bounty of nature. There are 116 trade places in vegetable pavilion and 108 trade places in the meat pavilion. The rational modernist style of the early 20 century is characteristic for the Agenskalns market’s buildings. Red brick external walls are decorated by white furnish. On a facade vertical apertures of windows and decorative furnish of a pipe stands out brightly. The internal bearing structure is made of the metal frame on which the trading galleries built at level of the second floor, and also covering of trellised metal frame works with integral windows. The project of pavilion of the Agenskalns market was developed by the main architect of the Riga city, Reynkhold Shmeling. Construction of new pavilion was begun in 1911, but because of the First World War it was stopped and resumed in 1923 only. In 1925 interior works were finished.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“Amazing lake in green area for long and lazy walks with beautiful sights and wonderful mood.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Bowling Alley
“The Bowling Center is a great place to relax and celebrate birthdays or any other kind of fastive with your family and friends.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Store
“Specialized store with hygiene products, cosmetics and everything for housekeeping and cleaning.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Farmers Market
“A vibrant farmers' market in a beautiful setting, open on Saturdays until 4 p.m. (in December also on Sundays). Check their website or Facebook page for special events, such as concerts, exhibitions, street food festival dates (usually summer Wednesdays) etc.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Great, cosy family restaurant to eat lunch, dinner or just drink a cup of tea in a rainy day.”
  • 1 local recommends
Store
“In two minute walk the RIMI supermarket is located, where everything needed can be bought, and it has perfect working hours - from 8am until 10pm.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“Everything for daily needs- groceries, food court, pharmacie, coffee shop, Sportsdirect.com shop, etc.. No clothing here though.”
  • 1 local recommends
Café
  • 1 local recommends

Top restaurants

Gastropub
“Latvian/Italian cuisine, medium price, high quality, small terrace outdoors”
  • 8 locals recommend
Bowling Alley
“The Bowling Center is a great place to relax and celebrate birthdays or any other kind of fastive with your family and friends.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Great, cosy family restaurant to eat lunch, dinner or just drink a cup of tea in a rainy day.”
  • 1 local recommends
Restaurant
  • 1 local recommends
Restaurant
  • 2 locals recommend
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  • 1 local recommends
Restaurant
“THE RESTAURANT FIRST OPENED ITS DOORS IN 2010. ITS STORY IS MUCH OLDER THOUGH — 20 YEARS AGO TWO FRIENDS MET UP AND DECIDED TO FOUND A CONFECTIONERY. THIS IDEA HAS GROWN NOW AND DELIGHTS CUSTOMERS WITH THREE RESTAURANTS: ON BAZNĪCAS STREET AND NOMETŅU STREET IN RIGA, AS WELL AS IN SIGULDA. BASED ON GOOD TRADITIONS, FRIENDSHIP AND MAXIMUM USE OF LOCAL PRODUCTS, THE RESTAURANT OFFERS TASTY FOOD, EXCELLENT WINES, LOCAL TEAS AND SELF-MADE BREAD DAILY. THE INTERIOR DESIGN OF THE FAZENDA BAZĀRS RESTAURANTS, WHERE THE CHARM OF MEDITERRANEAN COUNTRIES SEAMLESSLY BLENDS IN WITH ELEMENTS OF LATVIAN CULTURE, ARE TRULY SPECIAL. A HOMELY ATMOSPHERE — TASTE, SPACE AND TRADITION. WE HAVE A TASTE FOR FOOD! We have a taste for food!”
  • 1 local recommends

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