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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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HAS ONE OF THE LARGEST PIPE ORGANS .

In the Soviet period the cathedral was reconstructed to be a concert hall. The altar was dismantled which made way for arm chairs to be established. The cathedral has its own... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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London, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW via mobile

Visited this wonderful church, whose origins go all the way back to the 13th century christianisation of the Baltic. Make sure to visit the cloister too.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

In the Soviet period the cathedral was reconstructed to be a concert hall. The altar was dismantled which made way for arm chairs to be established. The cathedral has its own parish, history museum of Riga and a concert hall and one of the largest pipe organs

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Sydney, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The Lutheran Cathedral is simple but your entry includes the cloisters. There are lots of interesting items along with some old junk! There is a fine line of difference!! Worth a visit

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Rosmalen, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The organ concerts draw a large audience. The organ is under reconstruction, but the concert is impressive. Must see and must hear in Riga.

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Minsk, Belarus
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I hope one day I would go and listen to Organ music. Nevertheless it's an important part in Riga's architecture legacy.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Maybe it was us, but of the churches and places we visited in the Baltic states, this was one we probably enjoyed visiting least. The cloister is interesting and provides a history, but the interior is rather plain.

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Barrow-in-Furness, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This cathedral cost 3 Euros to enter, but is well worth it, especially if you enter around noon when there is a concert. The pulpit and organ are worth looking at, but my favourite part is the cloisters which hold lots of artefacts. There are lots of ramps to help wheelchair and pushchair access.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The church itself is beautiful but not exquisite if you compare to others in Europe, but the organ is one of the best in Europe, so check the schedule and visit for a concert, which is really great

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Riga, Latvia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Every year around Christmas Sergejs Jēgers comes back to Riga for a concert, and the last years it's in the Dome Cathedral. It's maybe not a church where is everything Gold, but the sound is top, sure when Sergejs Jēgers sings, that's why I have always a good feeling when I see this Church. In December there is a nice... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The only church in Riga which faces east. Enormous organ with 20min concert daily at noon, and a hour-plus at 7pm. Quite plain interior.

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