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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. To visit Freedom Monument (Brivibas Piemineklis) and get the most from your holiday in Riga, create itinerary details personal to you using our Riga trip itinerary maker.
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  • No one needs to plan the son stay around when you get there all the time anyway. Fun to be seen though.
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  • This is just a statue, but significant in meaning. While we were in Riga we walked past it 20 or more times, but I always found myself looking up at it. 
  • It is a monument that celebrates the liberation of the country. It's nothing special and is much smaller than I imagined
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  • The Heart of Latvia. The most significant monument of this country! It has survived the Soviet occupation and this is from where the freedom movement started. It has enormous emotional, historical and cultural significance for Latvia.
  • Guards are keeping this place as if you were in Buckingham. You can even assist a guard rolling ...but not any info the exact time. Statue will surprise you .
  • Awesome place. Must see. The memorial is in danger, lots of mold within the cracks. I Love the soldiers walk and presence, but they wear an M16; that weapon was not used in WW, even not invented when the memorial was built.
  • If you're in sightseeing, you should visit the occupation museum! Very nice monument.
  • You cannot visit Riga and miss this. The symbol of our freedom and history - and the lady on the backs of Latvian euro coins.