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Riga Zoo

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Address: Mezha prospekts 1, Riga 1014, Latvia
Phone Number: 7518409
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Not boring even after 10th visit

Our family like this place a lot since very young childhood - just now visit this place with our children already. Means interesting in generations. There's something magic in... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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60 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Where do I start... Although the zoo seems big, half of the spaces are empty & the animals we saw were so skinny it nearly made us cry (SEE photos)! The smell in the houses we went it (giraffes, flamingos) was awful, & the zoo should seriously take some time in cleaning these poor animals places! We were never told... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our family like this place a lot since very young childhood - just now visit this place with our children already. Means interesting in generations. There's something magic in Rīga zoo. Perhaps because of wonderful green Mežaparks district near to Ķīšezers lake. Fresh natural air, lots of walking roads, many animals (despite no more elephants there), simply nice! Can assure... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited in November, on a day with temperatures barely above freezing, moderate breeze, and a drizzly rain. Needless to say, not many people there. If we say 30 others, I'd be surprised. But there were no lines :) The animals came up to us and seemed interested. I think with the small 'crowds' they weren't overwhelmed. This isn't a... More 

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Thank Stephen F
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35 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

Zoo is not really big, but have lots of animals. No really normal places to eat/drink. Just walking around and watching to the animals behind the grids, no any shows or any other attraction.

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Thank Igor O
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

Getting there from city centre was quite easy we took a bus, about 40mins. Cheap entrance. Only thing I would say is the map provided isn't clear and doesn't match the walkway accurately you can end up missing out some animals. Avoid the so called 'souvenir' shop more like a cheap tatty road side stall.

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Thank Anoop P
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26 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

Easy to reach from old town by tram No.11. I was at the end of season and still it was a great outdoor activity for almost three hours.

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Thank Paulius Y
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

Excellent place to visit with your family or friends. This is a great place to have a nice walk around green area and well-maintained animals. Lovely giraffes.

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Thank Helen L
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016

Great Zoo with less price in Europe, My family really enjoyed, the perfect place for family with children.

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Thank Anastasija A
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016 via mobile

Visited the zoo few days ago,it was a good outdoor activity. Nice place for waking,snacks and drinks are also available. However,the zoo itself is really old and looks abandoned at some points,infrastructure not very good,lack of maps and signs where to go.

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Thank Giedrė M
London, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

It's a really well maintained zoo. You can see there loads of animals. We as a family enjoyed it a lot.

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