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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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Beautiful church - however under heavy restoration and refurbishment

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 21, 2015
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Oslo, Norway
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Oslo, Norway
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111 reviews 111 reviews
32 attraction reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
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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Naples, Italy
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153 attraction reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
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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Malmesbury, United Kingdom
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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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Sofia
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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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Moscow, Russia
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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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Mansfield uk
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

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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