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Pareizticico katedrale

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Address: Riga, Latvia
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+371 67 212 901
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour

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Stunning, must see church!

A superb gem in Riga's crown & free too. Beautiful, ornate, just wow!! Love the tiling on this unusual church & fabulous gold domes that glistened in the sun so wonderfully... read more

Reviewed April 8, 2017
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Reviewed April 8, 2017 via mobile

A superb gem in Riga's crown & free too. Beautiful, ornate, just wow!! Love the tiling on this unusual church & fabulous gold domes that glistened in the sun so wonderfully. Inside is beautiful as well, very ornate & beautifully restored but no photos allowed. Please ensure you cover your head with a headscarf, hat or hood as its disrespectful... More 

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Reviewed April 6, 2017

This visit will be interesting for any tourist. Especially if you believe and it does not matter which religion, in which God.

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Thank Alex V
Perth, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 285 helpful votes
Reviewed December 12, 2016

The Russian Orthodox Cathedral is a sight to behold. I was fortunate to look down at its gilded domes from my hotel room. It was stunning especially when the sun started to rise. When you go inside (no photography) the icons are superb.

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Thank gastronaut_11
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Reviewed October 30, 2016

Interesting promising building outside but thanks Stalin times completely empty inside like warehouse which was converted to in fact

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West Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed February 19, 2016 via mobile

What a shame that no photos are allowed! A beautiful cathedral inside and out although the golden domes could do with regilding outside. Well worth a visit. Buy a candle and sit a while.

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1 Thank millymopps
London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed December 16, 2015

It has just been renovated, and is beautiful both from the inside and the outside (gilded cupola are especially beautiful on a sunny day). An amazing choir during big services too.

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Thank Julia B
Riga, Riga, Latvia
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120 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed October 23, 2015

Cathedral of the Nativity of Christ - Orthodox Cathedral in Riga is the biggest Orthodox Church in the center of the city, in Esplanade park area. "The Nativity of Christ" was built in Neo-Byzantine style between 1876 and 1883, during the period when the country was part of the Russian Empire. On Soviet times the golden crosses were cut, but... More 

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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Reviewed September 30, 2015

A really pretty orthodox style Russian church A short walk from the old town and defiantly worth a quick look and photo opportunity.But remember no photos are allowed inside !

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Thank swift314
Brussels, Belgium
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Reviewed September 22, 2015

Exterior better than interior according to us, and they don't let you take pictures inside. Russia has nicer churches in this style.

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed January 25, 2015

Ornate Cathedral in a great location in the city, close to the old town. It is surrounded by a park and sits very proudly amongst the trees. Inside is quite elaborate but not overly done. Worth a visit.

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