Arcadia. Utopia. Riga's version of this idyllic vision is on the left bank, in Pārdaugava, near Māra's Pond (Māras dīķis). The park was developed at different levels to diversify its landscape, thus providing for a variety of surprising views.
The area around Māra's Pond was long a favourite place for recreation. Arcadia's winding paths, romantic atmosphere, little waterfalls and tiny bridges let city dwellers escape from their daily routine and dream of the pastoral.
Although the festivals and concerts of yore are now mere echoes, the romance endures if you are looking for a quiet stroll.
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Keywords: Riga, park