Freedom Monument (Brivibas Piemineklis), Riga

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Look up to the top of Freedom Monument (Brivibas Piemineklis), 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 (Brivibas Piemineklis) and many more Riga attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Riga travel route planner .
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  • Located just outside the entrance to the Old City our guide ( Riga free culture tours) related the history of the monument which celebrates Latvia's 1918 Independance. It managed to survive the soviet...  more »
  • The magnificent freedom monument, definitely worth a visit. Was spared destruction during the aikeilta of the Soviet Union.
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  • Need to know the history of the city to understand its essence. Advise your acquaintance with the cities start with round turbezkupur.com TurBezKupjur, which takes place at 11.00 on Saturday and Sunday. Details on the website
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  • A monument with history. The sculptures around the base explain the story and I recommend that you go with a local guide to get the maximum background of the history of the place. It's a closed road so there is no vehicles, so easy to get around and take good photographs as you wish. If you are in riga it's hard to miss this.
  • Built in the mid 30s to honor the Latvian struggle for independence, the monument is beautiful and a focal point of the Latvian nation. It has served as a gathering point during national points of crisis and pride, and you will often see flowers laid at it's base. Historically it's more recent history is during the 1991 collapse of the soviet union served as one of the most prominent demonstration points
  • Huge day for Ĺatvia. At the top of Freedom St. Massive Cultural participation with love for country. Singing Dancing and Celebration.
  • Is a memorial honouring soldiers killed during the Latvian War of Independence (1918–1920). It is considered an important symbol of the freedom, independence, and sovereignty of Latvia. Unveiled in 1935, the 42-metre high monument of granite, travertine, and copper often serves as the focal point of public gatherings and official ceremonies in Riga.
  • Rigas liberty monument is definitely worth a visit. It gives a good impression on how Latvia has been occupied for many years. Interesting that the sculptures on the monument facing east are all in chains.
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