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St. Mary's Dome Cathedral

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Address: Doma laukums 1, Riga 1050, Latvia
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+371 67 227 573
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

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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More interesting than I imagined it would be

Plenty to see inside and the cloisters were an added bonus. Very central and easy to find.Spent a good hour here.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Plenty to see inside and the cloisters were an added bonus. Very central and easy to find.Spent a good hour here.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We had an excursion inside the church or palace (how ever you call it) I liked it. This place has a very rich history.

Thank Victoria W
Staines, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Situated at the Dome Square. The largest place of worship in the Baltic region. Well worth a visit. You can go inside.

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Wakefield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The cost was €3 each and for that you explored the church and the cloisters which contained artifacts from previous centuries. The organ was being restored but is one of the finest in eastern Europe.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 13, 2016

We saw several churches during our time in Riga. This one was very nice and we spent about 30-45 minutes walking around, taking a moment to sit and reflect, and... get out of the cold! Worth your time to stop in.

Thank Stephen F
Riga, Latvia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 11, 2016

Located at the Dome Square, St. Mary's Cathedral also hosts the museum of Riga's history. 500 year of it and more. It is stuffed with everything that let history come to live. easy accessible and - on the weekends and some evenings it's hosting concerts with interesting and great artists. Don't miss this opportunity.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 11, 2016

worth a visit, costs 3 euros. nice stained glass windows, some interesting artefacts from Latvia's history in the cloisters.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 2, 2016

The church itself is quite ordinary, and at the time of my visit undergoing large scale renovation. Though it is surely worth some time. It is an Evangelical Lutheran Cathedral built in three different architectural, Romanesque, Gothic, and Baroque. Started in the early 14th century, it is the largest basilica in the Baltic. I found the cloister to be much... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 1, 2016

Standing in the middle of the Old town, in a big Dome Square this Church dates back to 13th cent when built by the city founder Bishop Albert (after him is called the famous Art Nouveau street). Of course, it was rebuilt several times through centuries to gain it's today appearance. It is famous for two things. First is a... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 29, 2016

Beautiful building on the exterior and we were interested to see it inside, but it was sadly disappointing. The entrance fee was 3 Euros each and therefore we expected something of interest. The interior was dark and there was scaffolding up, the cloisters were closed, there was no information leaflet or signs etc, so we felt we had wasted our... More 

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