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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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Well worth a visit, interesting in that lots of parts of some of the bombed buildings have been collected and displayed

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 8, 2015
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 NEW

I think in the UK we are lucky to have so many fantastic churches and cathedrals (My favourite is Lincoln) For €3 per person, this is quite an in/out tourist attraction leaving you feeling like "is that it?" If you truly want to go, my advice is read up on the history of it (and Riga) first and this may... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

The cathedral was under renovation when I visited, and while it was open not much was visible. Think that I would miss this one out at the present time if making a visit. Wanted to see the organ, however it was covered in scaffolding. It looked like there could have been plenty of beautiful and historic things to see.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Well worth a visit, interesting in that lots of parts of some of the bombed buildings have been collected and displayed

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Carlow, Ireland
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

The cathedral was under renovation when I visited, and while it was open not much was visible. The noise from the renovation was also rather distracting. It looked like there could have been plenty of beautiful and historic things to see, but for the time being I'd say it's not worth stopping in during construction.

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Oslo, Norway
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Pay the entrance fee of 3 euros; a bit steep, but you get access to the old courtyard of the cathedral and you may freely walk around the many artifacts assembled, ranging from cannons to church-bells. The famous organ and other areas are covered by scaffolding so you do not get the best experience possible, but in my mind the... More 

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Klaukkala, Finland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Very nice cathedral. Beautiful stained glass windows. Huge organ; it has over 6700 pipes. Lovely detail all over.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Historically, the medieval St.Mary's Cathedral is one of the oldest and the largest religious buildings in Latvia and the Baltic States. For this reason, it stores a wealth of historical, architectural, artistic and cultural treasures.. Since it has been restored more and more times, it presents features from different architectural styles: early Gothic, Baroque, Art Nouveau, etc.. Nowadays, it is... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

it looked great but was disappointed that although there were signs of renovation outside there was no indication of the extend of the inside

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

The Cathedral is being renovated, so opening hours are a bit restricted. The outside is magnificent, the inside will be once the work is finished. What I liked about it was that there is a kid's corner in the church as well :) Be prepared that there is a e Euro ticket - surprising for a church, yet going to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

One of the most important places in Riga. You would find it easily. Even if you are not a religious person come inside and find out more about Latvian history.

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