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Holy Trinity Cathedral, Liepaja

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Liepāja Holy Trinity Lutheran Cathedral is a historical Lutheran cathedral in Liepāja, Latvia. The foundation stone of the church was laid in 1742 and on December 5, 1758, the church was solemnly consecrated. The church interior and exterior architecture is built in the late baroque style with classic features. The cathedral interior is characterized by its Rococo features and luxurious furnishings with wood carvings and gold plating. The altar is 13 metres high and the cathedral is particularly notable for its organ with 131 stops, 4 manuals and over 7000 pipes, making it the largest mechanical organ in the world until 1968. It was the first large mechanical pipe organ in Latvia and was built by Henrich Andreas Concius in 1779. In 1865–1866, the building underwent its first major reconstruction – the original draft tower was raised on the two upper floors to almost 55 metres high. In 1906, the church installed a clock mechanism. Several changes were also made to the sacristy behind the altar; a new one was added.Tours are offered around the cathedral and its 55 metre tower is said to offer scenic views of the city of Liepāja. The cathedral is also a major venue for concerts and exhibitions in the city and regularly hosts classical music concerts and arts displays.
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  • Beautiful Lutheran church, under regeneration, after restoration the church will be the best in liepaja. The organ l belive is the largest in Europe or dare l say the world. Listened as the organist w...  more »
  • You will be very glad to see the sunset from the tower, (and panorama view) I don't remember if it's for free or little extra cost, but definitely worth it. Also, the organs in the church are one of t...  more »
  • Not my kind of church, but I must admit it is one of the key points in Liepaja, besides the prison and the northern forts.  more »