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Freedom Monument (Brivibas Piemineklis)

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Completed in 1935 to commemorate Latvian independence, this symbolic statue in Old Town shows the image of Liberty holding three stars in her outstretched hands, symbolizing unity of the country.
1 Brivivas iela / Pilsetas kanals, Riga, Latvia
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All reviews old town focal point beautiful park soviet occupation opera house interesting history baltic states worth a visit city centre soldiers symbol guard independence ceremonies liberty copper honoring
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Don't pee on it or try to climb it....That's what a local told me...Luckily I didnt. Worth a visit. You can't miss it

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Mikeair80
Reviewed 3 days ago

Soliders guarding this and no traffic allowed up the road leading to it. This can be seen easily and a good meeting point.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank kazza22
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The gardian solders standing there are a bit funny and odd. The monument looks impressive as it it so big.

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We watched a lot of you tube videos before going to Riga but they did not do justice to this monument or the area around it. It's near the powder tower in some lovely parkland so you can spend some time admiring all the views.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Michaelg18000
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Freedom Monument was just down the street from the Hotel Relais le Chevalier in Riga, Latvia, where we stayed. It is there to honor those who died in the Latvian War for Independence 1928-1920. It represents Freedom to Latvians. A Photo Stop.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Drgole
Reviewed 1 week ago

It was moving to watch the soldiers placing flowers at the base of the monument then perform there routine. Flowers are placed at the monument every day .

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Susan J
Reviewed 1 week ago

A monument to commemorate Latvian independence, completed in 1935. It honours soldiers killed in the Latvian War of Independence and is an important symbol of freedom and sovereignty of Latvia.

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

One of the most iconic figures in the city - great looking monument and a must do photo opportunity - when I visited the soldiers were pacing up and down which added to the visit

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank jonnyf1968
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You can't miss it an impressive monument smack bang in the middle of this lively city a great picture opportunity

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank muzzy_12
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Watch the changing of the guards but otherwise that’s it. Not a special visit but you can wonder by from old town to new

Date of experience: April 2019
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