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St. Mary's Dome Cathedral

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Address: Doma laukums 1, Riga 1050, Latvia
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+371 67 227 573
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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First completed in 1270 as a bishop's cathedral, this magnificent building...

First completed in 1270 as a bishop's cathedral, this magnificent building features a large organ (circa 1884) that boasts 6,768 pipes, making it one of the biggest in the world.

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It is a church like most othe big churches in europe. The only special is the organ that is one of the oldest and best preserved in europe.

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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

It is a church like most othe big churches in europe. The only special is the organ that is one of the oldest and best preserved in europe.

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The cathedral is very similar to most churches in the city and in the northern Europa. But this is the largest one in the city. It is also beaitiful at night. It doesn't take long time to visit. Even to walk around the exterior is worth to visit if you don't want to visit inside.

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Chorley, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The main part of the cathedral is similar to most churches in the city, although larger. What makes this one stand apart is the cloisters and various objects in them, to view. I'm not sure if you can climb up the tower.

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Preston, Lancashire
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Called in on Easter Good Friday. There was no charge on the day but the antique organ, one of the main attractions, was behind boarding and under repair and in truth not much else to see other than to admire the dimensions of the building. Internally the decoration is very plain.

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New Mills, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A beautiful building in the centre of the old town and visible from most points so you can use it as a meeting place. I was unable to go inside that day but believe ,given the exterior it would be worth a visit

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The cathedral costs €3 each and is an amazing place to visit- ornate and so peaceful. It doesn't take long to visit but it is well worth it

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New York, New York, United States
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very nice old cable stone square. No tourists and very serene. Beautiful @night. Local people are super friendly and can point out a good place to eat or to see. Don't be shy ask away- they all speak English & Russian.

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Reviewed 20 March 2017

Magic acoustics, unforgettably beautiful inside. Quality organ music acted on the body as an internal SPA The teen daughter simply disconnected. We took a lot of photographs, we were very pleased.

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Reviewed 17 March 2017 via mobile

Paid to get in but was quite disappointed. Just a church, not very elaborate or ornate and seemed quite small compared to other cathedrals. A nice outdoor area with some stairs and relics. It was ok but nothing to get excited about.

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Reviewed 12 March 2017

Riga cathedral was very charming and sat in a lovely big square, where a single musician played. Despite being a Saturday and the sun being out the streets were absolutely empty.

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