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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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Herdera laukums 6 | Centra Rajons, Riga 1050, Latvia
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Not the most spectacular cathedral I’ve visited, but ok if you like this sort of thing. There was an organ performance going on at the time we visited.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Ryanm63
Reviewed 5 days ago

The christmas market is right beside the cathedral so this gave us an excuse to view inside although normally this is not my things, but was pleasently surprised on the decor

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank kelmci
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It is obviously one of the landmarks of Riga and you will probably want to see it. It is though not the most impressive cathedral you ever saw, it is quite spartan decorated. Very often there are shows and concerts insode.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank ToniTijay
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Quiet, contemplative, peaceful and powerful. As an atheist it’s always interesting to visit places of religious significance, and this was no exception. A must see.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank af19852015
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited the cathedral particularly to hear the magnificent organ being played. It was a magical moment when part of Widor's Toccata and Fugue was played- the last time we had heard it was over 40 years ago at our wedding. The cathedral was interesting...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank CazBUk
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Entrance fee is 2euros, but I have to say it was not really special. Just another church I have so say

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank mahlegrand
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

In the heart of Riga. Modest entrance fee to help upkeep. The scale of the building is quite something but it has a humble feel to it. We loved the modern sculptures in the cloisters garden of the 12 apostles. Couldn’t stay for the organ...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Unfortunately we didn’t get the time to go inside but locals said other churches were better but the exterior was very attractive and some obscure little statues were different it was also just outside our hotel

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank S3425DSdavem
Reviewed November 11, 2018 via mobile

Definitely a place to visit, the cathedral is huge and the cloisters in particular are really interesting with a small exhibit of artefacts from Riga’s history.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank jerabilis
Reviewed November 7, 2018

Old fashion cathedral in perfect condition, music hall with good acoustics. Very interesting site for Riga visitors.

Date of experience: April 2018
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No. They just appreciate your attendance. Obviously short shorts would be seen as inappropriate but other than that, no dress code