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Nativity of Christ Cathedral

Brivibas bulvaris 23, Riga 1050, Latvia
+371 67 211 207
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Nice church, pity you can't take photos inside

The outside is beautiful and the inside does not disappoint either. It is very impressive once you... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
David C
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Walsall, United Kingdom
A very beautiful church - do not miss the service at 5 pm

An Orthodox church in Riga. Beautiful - but cameras not allowed. Try to attend at least part of the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Ramloph
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Brivibas bulvaris 23, Riga 1050, Latvia
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"freedom monument"
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"onion domes"
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"beautiful icons"
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"gold dome"
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"minute visit"
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"beautiful inside"
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"esplanade park"
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"impressive building"
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"skyline bar"
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"radisson hotel"
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"soviet era"
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Reviewed 4 days ago

The outside is beautiful and the inside does not disappoint either. It is very impressive once you get in. It is a shame you are not allowed to take photos, although we obviously understand that its primary purpose is as a place of worship.

Thank David C
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Reviewed 1 week ago

An Orthodox church in Riga. Beautiful - but cameras not allowed. Try to attend at least part of the service, at 5pm.

Thank Ramloph
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

A beautiful church located close to the freedom monument. This church has a strict dress code and no photo policy so visitors need to respect this before going in. Highly recommend a visit.

Thank Sanka1
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Reviewed 12 March 2018 via mobile

This is worth a visit, gorgeous building and inside is just fabulous. Free to get in, no photos allowed.

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Reviewed 3 March 2018

Nativity of Christ is a Russian Orthodox Cathedral not far from the Freedom Monument. You can't miss its distinctive gold domes. It is stunningly beautiful inside and out. Photos aren't permitted inside the church, but you can take some in the entryway. Gives you a...More

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Reviewed 28 February 2018 via mobile

A very beautiful building, especially when the winter sun strikes the golden domes. We didn't get to go in but the photos we took from the outside more than made up for it! Easy to walk to and walk around, the park it is within...More

Thank Suzy C
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Reviewed 18 February 2018

This cathedral is outisde the old town of Riga but not far easy to walk to. First experience in an Orthodox church, alot more colour and the place does smell. Free entry.

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Reviewed 18 February 2018

The Nativity of Christ Cathedral is a feast for the eye both from outside and inside. Its located where it get the most attention and its golden domes light up on a grey day. Well worth a visit.

Thank Chokk
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Reviewed 15 February 2018 via mobile

This is a truly beautiful place take your time just sit and look around! The more you look the more you will see!!

Thank Sarah E
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Reviewed 11 February 2018 via mobile

The cathedral is beautiful and really monumental. The style is Bysantine. It was built during the period when Latvia was part of the Russian Empire. It was turned into a Lutheran church and then back to an Orthodox one.

Thank Olga S
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