A tall pillar on which is a figure of a woman holding up three stars, it apparently survived the Communist years through some creative interpretation of its meaning.
About Freedom Monument (Brivibas Piemineklis)
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Statue is right on the bridge in the middle of Old Riga's park. The hop on hop of bus stop is here but its easier to walk to.
Unfortunately, this as well as the Blackheads house, the 2 most famous sights in Riga, were both totally covered in scaffolding and plastic for renovations.
Nothing to see. Just a monument, on a square, in a rather busy area of the city. Mostly something you just pass, if it happends to be on Your way.
You'd be daft to miss this for a number of reasons. It's pretty, iconic and situated within a lovely park. It's a great spot for orientating yourself to nearby sights and accessing public transport.
As we were walking around Riga we happened upon this monument. Our timing was excellent as we were able to witness the changing of the guard which was just beginning. Although not the most dramatic ceremony of its kind, it was well worth a few...More
The biggest complaint the Latvians have is the Brit tourists urinating against this monument. I'm not sure why citizens of UK have been singled out for this endorsement. But it is a monument to freedom.
The Freedom monument honours soldiers killed during the Latvian war of Independence(1918 -1920) and was unveiled in 1935..The monument has the Statue of Liberty holding three stars in her hand.The three stars symbolize the three regions of Latvia which are Courland(Kurzerne),Livland(Vidzeme),Lettgallen(Latgale). Two sentry guards were...More