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Stunning restoration and iconography

Typically desecrated ion the Soviet era when this Orthodox church bizarrely became some sort of... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Michael O
Lichfield, United Kingdom
Beautiful Orthodox church

This church is the biggest Orthodox church in Riga. Having served as a planetarium and a restaurant... read more

Reviewed 13 December 2018
Mikael F
Vantaa, Finland
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Typically desecrated ion the Soviet era when this Orthodox church bizarrely became some sort of scientific centre. They hated the Church so much they couldn't even admire its history but it is well worth the visit to get the sense of this spiritual place.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Michael O
Reviewed 13 December 2018

This church is the biggest Orthodox church in Riga. Having served as a planetarium and a restaurant during the Soviet Era, the building has been restored in the late 1990s as a church again. On our visit, there was a long queue to the shop...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Mikael F
Reviewed 12 December 2018 via mobile

Well worth the effort to go to. Stunning inside and brilliantly restored. Multiple icons and places to worship. You get a genuine feeling of spirituality here.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank tallnotsmallpaul
Reviewed 2 December 2018

This Russian Orthodox Cathedral is very large stunning on the inside & outside. Centrally located beside the park and near the Freedom Monument, It is free to visit (donations are discreetly requested) - photos are not allowed inside to preserve the church as a place...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank PolllCat
Reviewed 25 November 2018 via mobile

I firstly spotted this piece of art while on hope on hope off bus and from the decking. What an a mazing piece of art, getting closer to it makes you appreciate all the diligence that was put into it to create this fascinating church...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 17 November 2018 via mobile

We had a great time visiting this cathedral initially to get out of the rain unfortunately couldn’t take any photos inside which was a pity as it was stunning to add to the experience we saw a local wedding take place which an amazing experience...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank S3425DSdavem
Reviewed 28 October 2018

An impressive Orthodox cathedral, eye catching and centrally located. The inside is equally interesting.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank doruc645
Reviewed 8 October 2018

At the entrance there is a request for women to cover their head which I duly did. After a respectful look round I sat on a bench with my partner to take in the spectacle. We were approached by a man wagging his finger at...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank DMKGlasgow
Reviewed 8 October 2018

This imposing cathedral is relatively recent so somewhat lacks the serene atmosphere of old Orthodox churches. Well worth a visit anyhow.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank kattullus
Reviewed 8 October 2018

Majestic Orthodox cathedral located near a park,with very impressive gold domes visible from quite far.The interior as well is well preserved decorated with beautiful christian wall paintings.Worth a visit!

Date of experience: November 2017
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