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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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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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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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Earliest Christian Church

Built in 210 although has gone through many changes. Is now a mixture of styles from rebuilds. Has the largest pipe organ in Europe. Lucky to hear a playing of Toccata. The key... read more

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Built in 210 although has gone through many changes. Is now a mixture of styles from rebuilds. Has the largest pipe organ in Europe. Lucky to hear a playing of Toccata. The key features are the cloisters and the clarity of the stained glass windows 3 euro entry

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The building is very basic on the inside. The stained glass windows are beautiful We listened to an organ concert and the acoustics inside was unbelievably good. Well worth the visit to hear the organ play.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

This was significantly lacking info and professionalism. The organ is not on display and the cloisters was not well kept up.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It is another church, so? the squere is relaxing and u can sit and chill, apart from that, nothing special!

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Chiang Mai, Thailand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited the cathedral partly to light a candle for a friend who was in hospital in Bangkok with dengue fever. So we decided to pay the 3 euros entry fee (since when does it cost money to enter the house of god??) - it was nice enough, especially the monastery part.

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Tonsberg, Norway
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Not to much to look at , but huge and monumental . We did not entered this church so we cannot tell about the interior.

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Rome, Italy
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The inside of the cathedral isn't anything new but the cloister offers a selection of fragments such as statues, weather-vanes, etc. which are really interesting.

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Columbia, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you like classical music and you appreciate organ music in particular, time your visit to listen to a concert. The sound is simply breathtaking. No digital reproduction can convey the full power of this very analog and ancient sound. Simply wow! Alas, the operators know it and choose to fleece the public at a pretty high rate for a... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

How do you dare charging €10 for a 20 minute concert! When the blonde guy with diesel jeans and white loafers came out to lock the door we knew exactly what was going on. This is a mafia hole and I just wanted to admire the cathedral and hear the most famous organ in the world. €3 euro entrance to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A good cathedral, at the heart of Riga's old town. Not remarkable in the context of many cathedrals, but still a good site.

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