In the early 19th century the riverside territory now known as Andrejsala (Andrew Island) was little more than a sandbar near the right bank of the Daugava, but only 100 years later it was already an industrialised peninsula home to an electric power station, two ports, a granary, a cold storage facility and a rail station. Although largely neglected for decades, the area became popular with artists, entrepreneurs and other creative characters in the 2000s when it hosted galleries, workshops and business incubators. Although a few artists and businesses remain, the area nearest the river was recently gentrified and is now home to a number of upmarket waterfront restaurants offering excellent views of the yacht marina, ferry terminal and left bank of the River Daugava.
Getting there Walk across the highway at the beginning of Elizabetes iela and then carefully cross the train tracks, which are still in use. Continue walking to your right until you reach the entrance to Andrejsala. You’ll see the Naples restaurant on your left.