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St. Mary's Dome Cathedral

Doma Laukums 1, Riga 1050, Latvia
+371 67227573
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Ranked #11 of 83 attractions in Riga
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites
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... more » 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. « less
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Coquitlam, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

Concerto Piccolo [7 euros] at noon is what makes a visit worthwhile; otherwise, it is not worth the regular 4 euro entrance fee.

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Thessaloniki Region, Greece
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

It is supposed to situate one of the largest organs in the world. In addition organ music concerts are hold there, so if you are interested I suppose that It should be really nice. Apart from this it is just a nice church.

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Palermo, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

A big and amazing church! Very far from the tradition of my country, it has surprised me in the best way!

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

I had heard great things about this church with its magnificent organ. The church is quite simple, unfortunately the organ is being restored and will be impressive once it's working properly. The organ concert was good, as it showed how in need the restoration of the organ was!

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

Nice but underwhelming. Fee not worth what you get to see in my opinion. Yes, the interior is well preserved and looks quite impressive but I have been in better and they were free. Courtyard was only other part to see and was very bland.

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yorkshire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

it was big not much in side but the size big nice to read about the history of the dome din"t try to get in on a sunday due to services etc they do organ concerts as well best through the week

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Moscow, Russia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Keep in mind that the visit is for a fee - 2 euro if I am not mistaken. Often there are performances going on (organ music especially).

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St Neots, Cambs
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

It is worth visiting this Cathedral as, despite it being quite plain it is, nevertheless, attractive in it's simplicity. There is also a very large cloister to wander round. The stained glass windows are magnificent. There is a charge of 3 euros to visit the Cathedral and cloisters. Toilets are also available between the two and are free to use.

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Minsk, Belarus
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

Gloomy gotic building in th old city. Quite pisturesque. Organ concert was impressive but quite short. Worth to visit.

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Moscow, Russia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2014

Once you are in Riga you must visit the Dome cathedral and listen the organ there. It was magnificent.

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