Trip Planner:   Europe  /  Latvia  /  Riga Region  /  Riga  /  Sightseeing  /  Freedom Monument (Brivibas Piemineklis)

Freedom Monument (Brivibas Piemineklis), Riga

4.1
#4 of 113 in Sightseeing in Latvia
Monument Tourist Spot
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.
Create an itinerary including Freedom Monument (Brivibas Piemineklis)
map

Plans in Riga by other users

3 days in Riga BY A USER FROM IRELAND September, popular PREFERENCES: September ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 9 days in Latvia BY A USER FROM IRELAND September, popular PREFERENCES: September ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 1 day in Riga BY A USER FROM ESTONIA July, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, popular PREFERENCES: July, relaxing, romantic, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 60 days in Europe BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES May, popular PREFERENCES: May ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 15 days in The Baltics BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES August, popular PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 12 days in Riga & Lithuania BY A USER FROM LITHUANIA September, popular PREFERENCES: September ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 8 days in Europe BY A USER FROM LATVIA July, popular PREFERENCES: July ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 8 days in Latvia BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM August, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, popular PREFERENCES: August, outdoors, relaxing, romantic ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 18 days in The Baltics BY A USER FROM HUNGARY August, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, slow & easy, hidden gems PREFERENCES: August, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 22 days in Latvia, Poland & Geneva BY A USER FROM INDIA August, teens, popular PREFERENCES: August, teens ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 22 days in Latvia & Geneva BY A USER FROM INDIA August, teens, popular PREFERENCES: August, teens ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 5 days in Riga BY A USER FROM SWEDEN November, popular PREFERENCES: November ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
View more plans

Plan your trip to Riga

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Where to stay in Riga

As tourism surges in Riga, accommodation options and variety have grown too. The Baltic capital has quality lodging for every budget, from centrally located and affordable hostels, to private apartments and hotel rooms, to chic main-street hotels. The Old Town, a World Heritage Site, sits at the center of it all, so consider staying here if you want to be in the thick of things. For lower prices, look slightly outside of the city's core but within walking distance. For somewhere a little quieter, check out neighborhoods like Agenskalns and Tornakalns, which are less touristy, well-preserved districts.
CHECK IN - CHECK OUT
TripAdvisor
Millions of travel reviews
on TripAdvisor
Reviews
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
1,345 reviews
Google
4.3
  • A must see while in Riga. Incredible structure with an extremely interesting history. Not to be missed.  more »
  • For me this monument is fascinating as it has not been destroyed during its latest occupation period and instead it was left there but with a different interpretation. For the locals, it is a symbol o...  more »
  • A very humble but strong statue of liberty. Can see it in very different angles from very different locations in Riga.  more »
Google
  • One of main landmarks of Riga. Depicts Latvian people who fought for independence from foreign powers. At the top of monument is Liberty who holds 3 stars that are three provinces of Latvia at that time. The other groups of sculptures show combination of Latvian history and mythology.
  • A gem in the city. The surrounding area and park are beautiful. The accordian player, dancers and street performers made my visit very special. Don't miss this area!
  • We were here during the Restoration of Independence day, so there was an honor guard in front of it. It is located in the middle of a park and offers a nice spot for taking a seat and enjoying the view.
  • It is a tall, easily identifiable landmark with Milda, a lady, on top holding some Soviet stars. It in no way resembles a public toilet, so it is odd why so many drunk tourists seem to try to use it as such.
  • Pure art! Greek style sculptures and the place to celebrate independence day that I unfortunately missed.