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“Don't judge it by its exterior”

Holy Trinity Cathedral
Ranked #5 of 32 things to do in Liepaja
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Liepaja, Latvia
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3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Don't judge it by its exterior”
Reviewed October 5, 2012

The Holy Trinity Cathedral is one of the main symbols of Liepāja. Built by a (Lutheran) German congregation in the 18th Century, its is built in Baroque style, and still has German services every Sunday. The organ in this church has an interesting story, and is the biggest (in terms of numbers of pipes) mechanical organ in the world. It also has the largest altar-piece in Latvia. Definitely worth climbing the tower to get an idea of the local city/landscape. All in all, a monument to the Baltic Germans and their opulence (unusual as a Lutheran church in this respect). Sadly, the exterior is decaying, but it doesn't reflect the interior beauty of this church

Visited August 2012
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Jerusalem, Israel
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“You must hear the organ!”
Reviewed August 26, 2012

The Holy Trinity Cathedral houses the world's oldest and I believe largest mechanical pipe organ. It's very impressive and if you have the opportunity to hear it played - it's a must!

Visited August 2012
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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“Gorgeous”
Reviewed December 27, 2011

It is impressive church, in white and gold, with world's largest mechanical organ. If I remember correctly from the tour guide- this church was built thanks to donations from Germany, for German society living in Liepaja those days. If you manage to get there during season you can walk up the stairs to the top of the church tower, where the whole city lies by your feet.
This church tends to host musical event with beautiful music, and quire singing, but the main event is international organ music festival which I had that luck to attend. It was getting some face lift when i was there, so I can only imagine how beautiful it looks now. Definitely I will go and see it again when I am there next time.

Visited June 2011
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Riga, Latvia
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“Largest Mechanical Organ”
Reviewed March 9, 2009

In Liepaja you must go to the Holy Trinity Church to hear the world's largest mechanical organ. The church has great acoustics so the experience will be unforgettable.

Here is the link with a map how to find the church.
http://famouslatvia.com/largest-mechanical-organ/

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