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St. Mary's Dome Cathedral, Riga

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At St. Mary's Dome 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. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to St. Mary's Dome Cathedral by using our Riga itinerary builder.
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  • The Cathedral opened on time and several hours a day, a few days ... Ticket 3 € and the money you quietly look beautiful stained-glass Windows and the organ on the restoration. More saturated with information and exhibits Gallery Cathedral. Go better in the Museum of history and navigation. More interesting than the actual Cathedral.
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  • Admission €5 and, if the 20 min. organ concert is also helping, there are 10 EUR (no concert on Sunday, otherwise daily). The Cathedral is in quite simple with elements from ancient times. Originally Catholic, the Church was later Protestant. Many artifacts are stored in the cloister, which come from the long history of Riga and the Cathedral. The organ concert at the famous Walcker organ is something great for lovers of organ music and takes about 20 minutes. The organ is one of the largest in the world with over 6,700 pipes. Worth seeing are the richly decorated pulpit and the beautiful stained glass.
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  • The Orthodox churches are indrukwekender than this dome. Although it is a must see, the inside disappoints
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