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St. Mary's Dome Cathedral

Doma Laukums 1, Riga 1050, Latvia
+371 67227573
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Ranked #11 of 83 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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Colorado
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57 reviews 57 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

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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148 helpful votes 148 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

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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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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195 helpful votes 195 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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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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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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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

Nice but underwhelming. Fee not worth what you get to see in my opinion. Yes, the interior is well preserved and looks quite impressive but I have been in better and they were free. Courtyard was only other part to see and was very bland.

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yorkshire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

it was big not much in side but the size big nice to read about the history of the dome din"t try to get in on a sunday due to services etc they do organ concerts as well best through the week

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Moscow, Russia
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191 reviews 191 reviews
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105 helpful votes 105 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Keep in mind that the visit is for a fee - 2 euro if I am not mistaken. Often there are performances going on (organ music especially).

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