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St. Mary's Dome Cathedral

Address: Doma Laukums 1, Riga 1050, Latvia
Phone Number: +371 67227573
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Ranked #9 of 96 Attractions in Riga
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: First completed in 1270 as a bishop's cathedral, this magnificent building features a large organ...
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Type: Religious Sites, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

when we visited it was undergoing some rennovation. But still a stunning building with an inner courtyard with lots to see.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

Riga's Dome Cathedral is home to Latvia's Archbishop, and one of the world's most valuable historic pipe organs, built in 1883-84. When we were there, the organ was being reconstructed, but a young lady still played it for us. Goosebumps! The original cathedral was built in 1215, that burnt down, and another was built later in that century. That lasted... More 

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Thetford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

The building is impressive and the concert Cello and Organ was great. But organisation was poor long queue people pushing in and no controll. Spoilt otherwise very good concert.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

It's an impressive cathedral and we had great time here because we listened organ music concert. The cathedral runs organ music concerts quite often and the program is available in Rigas Doms webpage www.doms.lv

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

The twenty- minute daily noon-hour organ concerts in August are very popular despite a 7 euro fee. We could have avoided lining-up by buying tickets in advance. The organ is one of the most valuable historic organs in the world, built in 1884, with 6,718 pipes, including one that is 32 feet in length. It was my good fortune to... More 

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Weston super Mare, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

The building is very fine - unfortunately some of its grandeur is lost at present as the organ is being refurbished. The entry fee of 3 Eu is a bit steep - Why not go to an evening concert here, enjoy the music and see the Cathedral as part of the experience.

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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

We bought a ticket for the concert of St. Lucia. During the beautiful and well organised event we listend in a fully booked church to the music and a speech of representitives of the council. No doubt, I will book again for an other concert.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

Beautiful church ... with a very special and unique energy. We have heard a wonderful choir there. It was excellent. It's a place that must be visited in Riga.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

Built in 1211 the Riga Dom grew to become the largest cathedral in the Baltic States. You can easily spot it amongst the town's other churches by the clocks in its tower. This is handy if you have just arrived from Estonia, the two countries are an hour apart, as I discovered thanks to this church. Entry is €2.85 or... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

This church, like so many others in Latvia, has shuffled between the two main divisions of the Christian Faith in the Western World, depending upon which was winning the War of Religions at the time. Built originally in the 13th Cent., it is the largest mediaeval church remaining in the Baltic States, and now serves as the city’s Lutheran Cathedral.... More 

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