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Freedom Monument (Brivibas Piemineklis)

Address: 1 Brivivas iela / Pilsetas kanals, Riga, Latvia
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Ranked #32 of 139 things to do in Riga
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Monuments & statues, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: Completed in 1935 to commemorate Latvian independence, this symbolic statue in Old Town shows the...
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Type: Monuments & statues, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: 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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Naples, Italy
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243 reviews 243 reviews
153 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

This 2 meters tall monument, that stands in the very heart of Riga, is a symbol of Latvia and an homage to the Latvian heroes in the fight for freedom (early 1920s). During the Soviet Union years, the Freedom Monument was considered for demolition but fortunately it resisted every ideologic pressures coming from members of the Communist Party.

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Malmesbury, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

I was glad to see the monument but went back 3 times on the hour for the guard changing which completely failed to happen!

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Cocoa Beach, Florida
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

It is a very Beautiful monument. It was interesting to watch the guard change, as you can see how serious they hold their place for this monument. The ones who fought for the Latvians freedom are the real hero's. Do not pass this in your visit while in Riga!

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

situated just on the outskirts of the old town Riga it is a very tall imposing monument. set in the centre of the main road its impossible to miss and is opposite the park. you can walk up the steps and onto the viewing platform around the monument,it representing the freedom of the people and built I think in 1935.

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Athens, Greece
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

Great monument of Latvia 's liberty. Its huge and very helpful finding your way especially if you are staying in old town(vecriga). During daylight its guarded by soldiers.

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Fermoy, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

This is a beautiful monument to the memory of all who died fighting for Latvias Freedom. It is lovely to watch the soldiers who stand guard over the monument everyday, to watch them stand at attention and do their marching is spectacular during daylight hours. To see the monument at night while it is lit up is fantastic it is... More 

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Nettetal, Deutschland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

The Freedom monument is guarded by soldiers at daytime. From here, you can explore the old city or the beautiful green parks left and right to it. It's nice to take a photo here, but it's nothing too special. You can't go up the monument or do something special here.

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Manchester, England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

The freedom monument is very impressive and a must see! (although you can't miss it!) The monument is guarded by two Latvian soldiers and if you catch them at the right time (or ask what time) you can see the changing of the guards. There is also a heavy police presence around the monument so if you ever need assistance... More 

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Vienna, Austria
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69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

I'm in riga for 2 weeks and this is an impressive monument and it's also a good point of orientation since it's on the corner of the old city and a good place to meet someone

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

The 42m high freedom monument honours soldiers killed in Latvia's battle for independence from 1918-20. It stands in Bastejkalns Park just across the small city canal. This park is where the medieval fortifications once stood before being razed in the 19th C. The pedestrian plaza surrounding the monument is a popular meeting spot for Rigans. It can get a bit... More 

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