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Freedom Monument, Riga

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Look up to the top of Freedom Monument, a copper statue of Liberty, for the three stars held aloft on this high obelisk. The stars symbolize the three major regions of Latvia. Kārlis Zāle designed the 42 m (138 ft) high memorial as a tribute to soldiers killed during the Latvian War of Independence. The sculptures and the bas-reliefs at the foot of the obelisk represent heroes, heroines, and the common people. Notice an ancient warrior standing between two kneeling modern soldiers in the "guards of the fatherland." Catch the changing of the guard every hour. The monument makes a great benchmark for navigation in Riga. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to Freedom Monument and many more Riga attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Riga travel route planner.
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  • I loved all of the facets on the park and the canal area including this statue and it's importance to Latvia. 
    I loved all of the facets on the park and the canal area including this statue and it's importance to Latvia.  more »
  • I don’t normally review individual monuments or statues but I love this monument. It’s such an important symbol for Latvia and Riga. 
    I don’t normally review individual monuments or statues but I love this monument. It’s such an important symbol for Latvia and Riga.  more »
  • A big monument in all ways, you cant miss it. Located in nice place, lots of parks where to spend time and river near it. Just "in front" of old town. 
    A big monument in all ways, you cant miss it. Located in nice place, lots of parks where to spend time and river near it. Just "in front" of old town.  more »
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  • What a magnificent monument to freedom! The people are proud of their heritage and proud of their freedom. It's gratifying and humbling to see such a public declaration of their commitment to freedom. Well done, Latvia. (Also the flowers in the gardens nearby have a heavenly scent when in bloom . . .)
  • Right in the heart of the city. Beautifully decorated in the evening surrounded with lush green gardens. If you are in Riga, it’s impossible that you wouldn’t notice this 😇
  • Beautiful monument with historical significance. It is also surrounded by beautiful parks that you should definitely check out!
  • A cool monument full of detail. Guarded by two soldiers. In the middle of a beautiful park.
  • Beautiful monument with a nicely landscaped park next to it. It is very well located, you have the whole city center in the immediate vicinity.

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