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Freedom Monument (Brivibas Piemineklis)

1 Brivivas iela / Pilsetas kanals, Riga, Latvia
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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 3 days ago via mobile

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.

Thank Peter B
Reviewed 5 days ago

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.

Thank Joe K
Reviewed 1 week ago

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.

Thank NorbertW
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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.

Thank JLMOslo_Oslo_Norway
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I think everybody visiting riga should see this one. Pretty and peacefully, special statue. You can not visit without walking alot, but with good shoes it is ok

Thank Ingerk85
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The statue/monument is really nice. The color of it reminds me a bit of a freedom statue which is in New York. Wonderful place!

Thank Andrius T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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.

Thank headbeeguy
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

Thank gf1349
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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.

Thank Th05
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

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