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Address: Doma Laukums 1, Riga 1050, Latvia
Phone Number: +371 67227573
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Description: 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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Unexpectedly the Cathedral was not so big, but the music was wonderful. The Gallery Museum was spectacular.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 24, 2015
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

Disappointing as being renovated and wrapped in tarpaulins and billboards but they still charge 3€ to go in. Much better value is St John's near St. Peter's. Cloisters worth a visit

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

Unexpectedly the Cathedral was not so big, but the music was wonderful. The Gallery Museum was spectacular.

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Staines, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015 via mobile

If you visit St Mary's, also known as the dome church and like organ history visit Saturday at 1200 for an organ recital for 7€. Great story behind the organ, now 4th largest in Europe, you cant see it but you can hear it. The church is under renovation so much is under tarpaulin.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

Lovely and peaceful with some nice decorative work inside. Some renovation work going on when we visited.

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Brussels, Belgium
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

still works on progress the magnificient organ not yet on duty, the closter schould improved the exhibition

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Poole, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

We visited and paid for the Organ recital and the Cathedral visit. It is worth visiting even if you are not bothered about churches as the cloisters with all the exhibits is worth it on its own!

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Kragero Municipality, Norway
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

the city Dome Cathedral from early 1200 is a central sight, and the church's organ is world famous with it's more than 7000 pipes. Organ concerts are performed frequently, normally at 1200. Regularely also evening concerts.

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Nottingham, England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

Our guide book didn't mention the cloisters but don't miss them, they are full of old stone and metalwork items taken from the building and well worth browsing round.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Originally built in 1211, Dome Cathedral (as it is known here) is one of the most recognizable landmarks in Latvia. it is the largest medieval church in the Baltic region. It's beautiful and is a must see for anyone coming to Riga.

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Southport, England
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

• The Dome Cathedral in Dome Square (Doma laukums) was having renovation work however we were able to access it via a makeshift entrance. It has a crypt around the cloisters which houses many historical weapons and information regarding the struggles to maintain independence. Originally built in 1211 and rebuilt many times. The organ is impressive. Entrance fee but cheap.

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Address: Doma Laukums 1, Riga 1050, Latvia
Phone Number: +371 67227573
Location: Europe  >  Latvia  >  Riga Region  >  Riga

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