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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
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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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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One of many churches

We saw several churches during our time in Riga. This one was very nice and we spent about 30-45 minutes walking around, taking a moment to sit and reflect, and... get out of the... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 13 December 2016
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016

We saw several churches during our time in Riga. This one was very nice and we spent about 30-45 minutes walking around, taking a moment to sit and reflect, and... get out of the cold! Worth your time to stop in.

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Riga, Latvia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016

Located at the Dome Square, St. Mary's Cathedral also hosts the museum of Riga's history. 500 year of it and more. It is stuffed with everything that let history come to live. easy accessible and - on the weekends and some evenings it's hosting concerts with interesting and great artists. Don't miss this opportunity.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016

worth a visit, costs 3 euros. nice stained glass windows, some interesting artefacts from Latvia's history in the cloisters.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016

The church itself is quite ordinary, and at the time of my visit undergoing large scale renovation. Though it is surely worth some time. It is an Evangelical Lutheran Cathedral built in three different architectural, Romanesque, Gothic, and Baroque. Started in the early 14th century, it is the largest basilica in the Baltic. I found the cloister to be much... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016

Standing in the middle of the Old town, in a big Dome Square this Church dates back to 13th cent when built by the city founder Bishop Albert (after him is called the famous Art Nouveau street). Of course, it was rebuilt several times through centuries to gain it's today appearance. It is famous for two things. First is a... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016

Beautiful building on the exterior and we were interested to see it inside, but it was sadly disappointing. The entrance fee was 3 Euros each and therefore we expected something of interest. The interior was dark and there was scaffolding up, the cloisters were closed, there was no information leaflet or signs etc, so we felt we had wasted our... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

Make sure when you go in to turn right and take in the cloisters.There are all sorts of items within the cloisters to see. This is a stunning church.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016

It's a wonderful cathedral with some gorgeous stained glass but the highlight was the walk around the cloisters where many old artifacts are displayed. No crowds at all a very tranquil and interesting place.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016 via mobile

Beautiful place of worship, but the organ facade is currently undergoing some major refurbishment so if that is your reason for coming then I'd wait until it was finished.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016

The cathedral is an amazing dome in the center of Riga old town. The biggest one in the Baltic states. It has a very elegant and grandiose look, basically rules the center. If you are in Riga you cannot miss this one!

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