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St. Mary's Dome Cathedral

Doma Laukums 1, Riga 1050, Latvia
+371 67227573
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Ranked #13 of 88 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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Monterrey
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127 reviews 127 reviews
67 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

As part of our tour we entered the Cathedral. The church is not very decorated, but there was an organ concert. It was amazing. Everyone was quiet for 30 minutes and enjoyed the beautiful music.

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North Chicago, Illinois
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35 reviews 35 reviews
9 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

This church is hundreds of years old and while the many changes to it over the centuries have resulted in an unassuming exterior the interior has attractive carved features as well as large Stained windows. The big draw however, is the organ mentioned by others. It is HUGE and the the tone is WONDERFUL !! It's a five hundred year... More

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London, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
13 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

There are many reasons to visit this cathedral: famous organ music, interiors and the fact that you can hardly miss this building as it is situated in the very heart of the Old Riga.

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Colorado
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68 reviews 68 reviews
40 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

It's all about size when visiting this church. Both the outside and inside say I'm BIG. Inside there are some works of art which deserve a look, but the best experience here is to attend an organ concert. The organ, considered among the largest in the world, can shake the domes and walls of this edifice.

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San Francisco, California
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321 reviews 321 reviews
86 attraction reviews
339 helpful votes 339 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

We make it a practice to visit the old churches and cathedrals in the cities we visit, so we popped into this one. Perhaps it's because of the Soviet desecration of the space and removal of all religious ornamentation, but there really is not much to see here. A nice, large, old space is about it. Yes, there is a... More

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Milan, Italy
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79 attraction reviews
170 helpful votes 170 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

if in italy you would have to pay 3 euros for each average church, the italian debt would be paid off in one year .most of the church destroyed and rebuilt , why one has to pay for this ?

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Coquitlam, Canada
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47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

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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270 helpful votes 270 helpful votes
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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292 reviews 292 reviews
251 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
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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89 reviews 89 reviews
30 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
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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