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Old Cathedral under extensive repairs so a complete view was not possible

This Catholic Cathedral is also known as Jacob's church.There is a lot of restoration being done... read more

Reviewed 5 July 2018
WW_Traveller023
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Sydney, Australia
Nica Catholic Cathedral

Very old building, a pleasant design inside. Very proud of the fact that Pope John Paul II visited... read more

Reviewed 17 January 2018
Turtle5954
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Warrington, United Kingdom
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4 Jul 2018
“Old Cathedral under extensive repairs so a complete view was not possible”
17 Jan 2018
“Nica Catholic Cathedral”
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

St. James's Cathedral, or the Cathedral Basilica of St. James, is the Roman Catholic cathedral of Riga in Latvia. The cathedral is dedicated to Saint James the Greater. The building is part of the Old Riga UNESCO World Heritage Site and lies directly opposite the...More

Thank TaherAlbaghliJulian
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It’s a bit plain. Very old. 1225 they say. Worth a quick look if in the local area. Not a must see in my opinion.

Thank Paul H
Reviewed 5 July 2018

This Catholic Cathedral is also known as Jacob's church.There is a lot of restoration being done on the exterior, but the Church was still open once you traversed the walkways and construction materials.This is a quite old church, dating back to the 13th century and...More

Thank WW_Traveller023
Reviewed 23 June 2018 via mobile

St James also known as St Jacob Cathedral. Beautiful archecture, altar and painting. In comparison to the cathedrals I have seen around the world, despite its heritage, its an average visit for me. But note that you have to pay to enter.

Thank GGDDJJ
Reviewed 17 January 2018

Very old building, a pleasant design inside. Very proud of the fact that Pope John Paul II visited years ago. A solemn place of course, but good to sit and think.

Thank Turtle5954
Reviewed 1 January 2018

The outside of the church is superb and really interesting especially from the Latvian Parliament side as it has a copper roof. Inside the church is quite simple but lovely. However much of it is roped off so it is restrictive to walk through.

Thank DavidMay1945
Reviewed 8 September 2017

A monument of great architecture dedicate to Saint James the Greater. It is a Roman Catholic church and is part of UNESCO World Heritage. A beautiful altar and 2 big wonderful paintings inside the church made this church to be visited.

Thank SafirAlbastru
Reviewed 29 August 2017

St James Cathedral is also known as Jacob's church.We entered the Church and mass was in progress with the Holy communion being given to the congregation.The Church was dedicated in 1225 and was a Catholic Church. Over the centuries it has changed denominations many times...More

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Reviewed 7 May 2017 via mobile

Outstanding and beautiful. Definitely recommend on a tour of Riga. Plenty to see and reasonably priced

Thank Missi_Moo_69
Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

If u are intrested in art and architecture, definatly must visit it. We found out a lot of interesting walls.

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