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Freedom Monument (Brivibas Piemineklis)

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Completed in 1935 to commemorate Latvian independence, this symbolic statue in Old Town shows the image of Liberty holding three stars in her outstretched hands, symbolizing unity of the country.
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1 Brivivas iela / Pilsetas kanals, Riga, Latvia
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The Freedom monument, a true monument of what it means to be baltic for this ex war torn communist country. I experienced some commemorative celebrations, where many lined the Boulevard to pay their respects when citizens of all 3 Baltic States joined hands to form...More

Thank Power Music M
Reviewed 2 days ago

Came here on Latvia's national day and there was a parade of various dignitaries and flags etc. Lots of security but interesting to see.

Thank ErkiBear
Reviewed 3 days ago

This is a very beautiful monument. It has armed soldiers on guard and if you're lucky you can see them do a change of guard. The monument is in the middle of a large area and when we were visiting there were musical see saws!...More

Thank Fleur98
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

There is so much history in Latvia that we can only pray will never be repeated. The Soviet and Nazi Occupations were a travesty in human history and this monument is a tribute to the freedom living people of Latvia!

Thank motleytwins
Reviewed 5 days ago

This could in some ways be described as the Baltic version of the Statue of Liberty, in that it features a woman atop a high column with arms outstretched celebrating the birth of an independent nation. Built to commemorate Latvian independence from the former Soviet...More

Thank June A
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Democracy is worth celebrating. Visit it and remember to treasure that which must be fought to win and to keep. A bit of inspiration in the center of the city.

Thank Jean M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Its hard to put your finger on why this is as enjoyable as a 5, but there is just an atmosphere at the location. Its worth visiting the occupation and national history museum the same day as it gives a real feel of what it...More

Thank Stuart M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It is located in the heart of the city right next to the old town. The area around is big and spacious. Close to everything!

Thank Kristin A
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is just outside the Old City, and a very find monument, which probably means a lot more to Latvians than it does to foreign visitors. I enjoyed looking at it, and found it useful, given its height, as a guide to where I was...More

Thank Clare K
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is definitely a cool spot to stop and take a nice picture. Stop by here if walking near it. It’s Riga!

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