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St. Mary's Dome Cathedral

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Address: Doma laukums 1, Riga 1050, Latvia
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+371 67 227 573
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

First completed in 1270 as a bishop's cathedral, this magnificent building...

First completed in 1270 as a bishop's cathedral, this magnificent building features a large organ (circa 1884) that boasts 6,768 pipes, making it one of the biggest in the world.

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Cathedral in Old Town

This big structure is among the major landmark in Riga Old City. Close to other attractions of the city & definitely a must see.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 February 2017
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed just round the corner from this cathedral and when we went inside we were very impressed. Remember to buy a photo pass so you can take pictures

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

They charge 3 euro to enter this place Not much to see there , but it's very historic I'd say it's more impressive on the outside than inside Worth a visit is you have a spare hour

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2017

In the heart of Old Riga is the largest square, Dome Square, around which lots of outdoor cafes & bars are situated in the summer. On the edge of the square you can see the Dome Cathedral. It was built as Bishop Albert's Cathedral in 1211 & has been rebuilt several times since, so today it exhibits a mixture of... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2017

This big structure is among the major landmark in Riga Old City. Close to other attractions of the city & definitely a must see.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2017

when walking around the old town of Riga, one should definitely make a stop in St. Mary's Dome Cathedral. recommended.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2017

Cathedral itself not very good, for 6 euros entry. But the miscellaneous collection of historic artifacts in the cloisters makes up for it.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2017

Plenty to see inside and the cloisters were an added bonus. Very central and easy to find.Spent a good hour here.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

We had an excursion inside the church or palace (how ever you call it) I liked it. This place has a very rich history.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2016

Situated at the Dome Square. The largest place of worship in the Baltic region. Well worth a visit. You can go inside.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016

The cost was €3 each and for that you explored the church and the cloisters which contained artifacts from previous centuries. The organ was being restored but is one of the finest in eastern Europe.

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