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Riga Cathedral, Riga

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At Riga Cathedral, see the famous Dome organ--the largest organ in the world at the time of its construction in the late 19th century. Bishop Albert of Riga built the church in the 13th century as archbishop's seat. The rooster on the top of the Baroque clock tower is a guardian of the Christian faith. The largest medieval church in the Baltic states, its appearance has changed many times. Walk around the cloisters to see the original foundations. The church also serves as a concert hall and showcases internationally renowned choirs. Add Riga Cathedral to your Riga travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Riga trip itinerary site .
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  • The monumental building with an interesting history and lots of different old items inside ...
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  • While the cathedral is impressive, the cloisters a amazing. Loads of cannons and old bits and pieces. Also a nice place to sit for a few mins away from the city!  more »
  • Inside we are surprised by a gigantic organ of color pale green and adorned with small frescos on the sides. We have admired a chair very ornate, unusual and adorned with multiple small statuettes. These are two splendid books that have caught our attention.
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  • A beautiful Lutheran cathedral is a must visit in the city. Entrance to the cathedral costs €3 per person and this offers entrance to the gardens too. Be mindful that they don't allow any drinks inside and no calls are allowed within the premises.
  • The cathedral is one of the most recognizable landmarks in the country, it was built in 1211. It is considered the largest medieval church in the Baltic states.
  • This is one of Rigas landmarks. Cathedral belfry completes skyline viewing from other side of Daugava river. Stained glass windows greatly decorate interior. Inside there is small exposition of armory dating eighteen century.
  • Loved exploring the cathedral ⭐️It combines features from Romanesque, early Gothic, Baroque and Art Nouveau periods of architecture.
  • A good visit. Lots of nice architecture and it's a big place. You can also read about the history of the church if you're interested. Doesn't cost much to enter so would strongly encourage a visit.
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