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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 Cathedral!

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

• 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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Varberg, Sweden
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

Inside the beautiful Dome you will find one of the world's biggest organs. Everyday at noon (except Sunday), you can go there for a 20 min organ concert. When we were there the fantastic female organist played Bach, and it was very interesting, beautiful and breathtaking. The enterence fee for the concert is 7 Eur and you can buy a... More 

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Newcastle, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

The cathedral was under construction when we visited so some of it was hidden behind scaffolding which was a shame. It's a fee of 3 euros to get in, although there is quite a lot to wander round. For me I felt it was quite a plain cathedral, lots of white and not much decor. The only parts that really... More 

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Bantry, Ireland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

The Cathedral is quite un-ornate inside. The Eu3 is quite steep. We did not pay this as we had read about the visiting Estonian Male Choir giving a performance on the Sunday night. Entry Eu15. Wonderful performance! Watch out for special choirs, or an interesting organ recital.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Having read some of the previous reviews it is correct that building renovations are being carried out and the organ can hardly been seen. However this is a very impressive building inside. The real treat for us was when we found the courtyard door, more by accident than design as it was not signed as such. This is a history... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

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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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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