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Riga Cathedral

Herdera laukums 6 | Centra Rajons, Riga 1050, Latvia
+371 67 227 573
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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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Herdera laukums 6 | Centra Rajons, Riga 1050, Latvia
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"organ concert"
in 31 reviews
"magnificent organ"
in 8 reviews
"beautiful stained glass windows"
in 4 reviews
"nice church"
in 8 reviews
"worth a visit"
in 23 reviews
"at noon"
in 9 reviews
"old church"
in 7 reviews
"baltic states"
in 10 reviews
"christmas market"
in 5 reviews
"entry fee"
in 6 reviews
"impressive building"
in 5 reviews
"on display"
in 4 reviews
"soviet occupation"
in 4 reviews
"cloisters"
in 78 reviews
"interior"
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"cannon"
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"pulpit"
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Reviewed 4 September 2017

This seat of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Latvia is simple and plain compared to many Baroque churches but it houses one of the best organs in Europe. It was built in the late 1880s by the Walcker company of Belgium and has over 6,000...More

Thank CarolinaBecky
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Reviewed 4 September 2017

This 13th century Cathedral is also a concert hall and apart from usual format of long concerts in the evenings, there are also noon "Concerto piccolo" of just 20 minutes that allow to refresh the soul. We enjoyed very much. Beautiful stained glass windows, tall...More

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Reviewed 29 August 2017

The cathedral is a large building with an impressive interior - quite bright, simple, but with wonderful wood carvings and colourful windows.

Thank Mira V
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Reviewed 29 August 2017

Big old building in the heart of the old city. Has concerts n stuff. Worth the trip but I thought entry fee was a bit steep.

Thank Th05
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Reviewed 29 August 2017

The St Mary's Dome Cathedral (Dome Cathedral) is the subject of paintings ,photographs and television travelogues and hence the most recognizable landmark in Riga.Dome comes from the German word "Dom" which means Cathedral.It was built in 1211 and is considered the largest medieval church in...More

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Reviewed 27 August 2017 via mobile

Very beautiful old church with organ music. Inside you can see gothic style architecture and religious sculptures.

Thank Vicky M
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Reviewed 26 August 2017

We attended a great 20 minute organ concert at noon. It was long enough to enjoy one of the best organs in Europe. An extra treat was that the cathedral has a good collection of artifacts from other buildings in Riga which were destroyed in...More

Thank Anita D
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Reviewed 20 August 2017

As the Dom is famous for it's organ with over 6500 pipes, we visited at a time there was a 'piccolo concerto'. This is a 20 minute concert, which was enough for us to get a good impression of this massive organ. Beautiful accoustics. The...More

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Reviewed 12 August 2017 via mobile

Most of the churches in this part of Europe are free to enter. The ones in Riga are all paid. However this is main attraction or you can say central structure of the old town and beautiful as well. I want to add that the...More

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Reviewed 11 August 2017 via mobile

The largest church in the Baltics, this is a key stop on any tour of the Old City. Costs to enter. If you feel "churched out" on your travels, suck it up and be sure to visit this one -- an important place.

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