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St. Mary's Dome Cathedral

Doma Laukums 1, Riga 1050, Latvia
+371 67227573
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Ranked #14 of 77 attractions in Riga
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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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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Jerusalem, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2013

I was blown away by sheer magnitude of the sound of this Organ at the Domus Cathedral. After the concert you can enjoy the Christmas market or if it's an early one, you can see great (and warm) History museum next door.

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Miami, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2013

For a structure that got it's beginning in the early 1200's, The Dome is an impressive site. There is an admission fee which I am not sure is worth it as there are so many other churches in the city that you could visit for free. In thinking about the time period many of the churches in the area were... More

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2013

Nice church and grounds. Strange windmill thing in courtyard garden that tells you to SMS your sins to a given number and you will receive a msg/sign? Cost to enter church was 2.11 lats, however try and have the correct money as the ticket office lady is not the friendliest of sorts when it comes to giving change!!!!

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Jersey City, New Jersey
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

The Dome still is one of the biggest churches in the Baltics, and is certainly not the prettiest, inside or out, but it is the Latvian Archbishop’s cathedral. The Riga Dome was the Livonian Order’s central cathedral until the disintegration of the Order in 1561. In the medieval period, the Riga Dome Cathedral was the largest and one of the... More

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Switzerland
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328 helpful votes 328 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2013 via mobile

Don't miss this wonderful church, especially at noon where almost everyday an organ concert is given, during around 20-30 minutes; entrance fee 5 LAV. Worthwile especially as you also have to pay an entrance fee if you wouldn't visit the concert (then it's 2 LAV), so take a chance to enjoy the concert with the great acoustic of the church... More

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2013

Walking around in the beautiful city centre you ought to visit the cathedral. Having seen a number of cathedrals this one is as such not anything special, but still worth a visit. Remarkable it is, that the building appears very wide. In the back you find a yard. Access to the cathedral is from the back (tower end).

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Sydney
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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2013

This cathedral is deceptive - quite plain and seemingly moderate on the outside but cavernous and ornate on the inside. But the real treasure is its wonderful pipe organ. We took in the 5 Lats noon concert and were lucky enough to see the 7 pm concert (best seats for 10 Lats) as well. The low notes are simply bone-shattering... More

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Kuala Belait, Brunei Darussalam
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2013

Domsky Cathedral is Riga's main church, but it has a very bad times. Entrance is expensively paid, but you have nothing to see, there is refurbishment, organ is disassembled, so it is nothing to do there now. Don't waste you time and money.

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