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St. Mary's Dome Cathedral

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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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I think everyone should visit this place. Lots of interesting artifacts and great cloisters. The tower was being renovated during our time in Riga so it was covered which took... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

I think everyone should visit this place. Lots of interesting artifacts and great cloisters. The tower was being renovated during our time in Riga so it was covered which took away from the view of this grand church. Still worth few euros to see and explore.

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Norway
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

This is a beautiful place to visit. It is centrally located and you can walk around and watch the many beautiful pictures and pieces of art inside. The church itself is also really pretty.

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Enschede, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

It's a nice cathedral. We listened to an organ concert here, which was very beautiful. It's not the most beautiful cathedral there is and it's also not the best organ there is (the organ player is very talented actually), but if you like organ music there is nothing wrong with visiting a concert here if you are in Riga.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Then tower was under restoration when we went so that outside visual view was restricted. Inside it had the more austere Lutheran feel and features. But impressive and relaxing all the same.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Amazing architecture, I went whilst there was a service and stood at the back for a few minutes, absolutely beautiful service and I'm not that religious.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

This is a beautiful church to visit. But more than that, you can stroll through the cloisters and see artifacts from years gone by. There is information posted to tell the various stories. In addition, the church has an extraordinary organ and offers regular concerts. We came across it by chance, and were thoroughly impressed.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Dome cathedral is really interesting inside. because of organ and structure it is amazing. in addition, it is well conserved when you walk inside you smell the old wood which is quite a nice experience, remember to visit the exhibition . the door is located inside the cathedral

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Soriano nel Cimino, Italy
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

Disappointing as being renovated and wrapped in tarpaulins and billboards but they still charge 3€ to go in. Much better value is St John's near St. Peter's. Cloisters worth a visit

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

Unexpectedly the Cathedral was not so big, but the music was wonderful. The Gallery Museum was spectacular.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015 via mobile

If you visit St Mary's, also known as the dome church and like organ history visit Saturday at 1200 for an organ recital for 7€. Great story behind the organ, now 4th largest in Europe, you cant see it but you can hear it. The church is under renovation so much is under tarpaulin.

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