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Beautiful Orthodox church

This church is the biggest Orthodox church in Riga. Having served as a planetarium and a restaurant... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Mikael F
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Vantaa, Finland
Stunning Interior

Well worth the effort to go to. Stunning inside and brilliantly restored. Multiple icons and places... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
tallnotsmallpaul
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Reviewed 4 days ago

This church is the biggest Orthodox church in Riga. Having served as a planetarium and a restaurant during the Soviet Era, the building has been restored in the late 1990s as a church again. On our visit, there was a long queue to the shop...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Mikael F
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Well worth the effort to go to. Stunning inside and brilliantly restored. Multiple icons and places to worship. You get a genuine feeling of spirituality here.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank tallnotsmallpaul
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This Russian Orthodox Cathedral is very large stunning on the inside & outside. Centrally located beside the park and near the Freedom Monument, It is free to visit (donations are discreetly requested) - photos are not allowed inside to preserve the church as a place...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank PolllCat
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I firstly spotted this piece of art while on hope on hope off bus and from the decking. What an a mazing piece of art, getting closer to it makes you appreciate all the diligence that was put into it to create this fascinating church...More

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

We had a great time visiting this cathedral initially to get out of the rain unfortunately couldn’t take any photos inside which was a pity as it was stunning to add to the experience we saw a local wedding take place which an amazing experience...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed October 28, 2018

An impressive Orthodox cathedral, eye catching and centrally located. The inside is equally interesting.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank doruc645
Reviewed October 8, 2018

At the entrance there is a request for women to cover their head which I duly did. After a respectful look round I sat on a bench with my partner to take in the spectacle. We were approached by a man wagging his finger at...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank DMKGlasgow
Reviewed October 8, 2018

This imposing cathedral is relatively recent so somewhat lacks the serene atmosphere of old Orthodox churches. Well worth a visit anyhow.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank kattullus
Reviewed October 8, 2018

Majestic Orthodox cathedral located near a park,with very impressive gold domes visible from quite far.The interior as well is well preserved decorated with beautiful christian wall paintings.Worth a visit!

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank mariostoona
Reviewed September 25, 2018

Don’ t have words enough to describe the serenity and beauty of this Orthodox Church, just go and meditate.

Date of experience: September 2018
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My list for 1.5 - 2 days road trip in Latvia (8 Replies)
Hello, So I am renting (haven't decided from what company) after arriving in Riga by bus from Tallinn and was wondering if below is a good list of things to do. I tried to do my research but I appreciate your feedback on the places or if I am missing anything significant in this short time. This will be 2nd week of March. Thanks in advance. Cesis Medieval Castle Turaida Castle Gutmanis Cave Salaspils Memorial Ensemble Riga: Central Market St. Peter's Church Riga Town Hall...More
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Bauska castle maybe, new part is newly built crap but it has some part of old original ruins.
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