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Eastern Breakwater

The Eastern, or Mangaļsala breakwater (built in the period 1850-61) is located at the point where ships enter Riga.

Mangaļsala breakwater
  • Mangaļsala breakwater
  • Photo: LETA
Mangaļsala breakwater
  • Mangaļsala breakwater
  • Photo: Edijs Pālens, LETA
Mangaļsala breakwater
  • Mangaļsala breakwater
  • Photo: Edijs Pālens, LETA

Obviously this was a strategic defense position for cannons to ward off approaching enemies by sea. A memorial stone on the breakwater tells of Tsar Alexander’s visit here in the days Latvia was a province of Russia.

Mangaļsala breakwater is an attraction for its historic worth, and certainly for recreation and relaxation (fishing, kite-board, etc.) and - a splendid scenic view, especially at sundown. But be sure to bring a jacket!

Getting there: 

Directions: Local Riga bus #24  (from downtown) – Abrenes iela - Mangaļsala,
or mini-bus #224 - Centrs - Mangaļsala, or, by car or bicycle.

 
57.064129, 24.032387
  • Address: 
    Rīga
Amenities and Features: 
  • Free parking
  • Smoker-friendly
Last updated: 19.03.2014