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. Add St. Mary's Dome Cathedral to your Riga travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Riga trip itinerary site .
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  • Old Catholic, now Lutheran basilica. Different architectural styles can be seen. The decor is very curious with wooden shields. In the cloister was running a day care... It is a must-see.
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  • The Cathedral is powerfully but simply and objectively. The organ Concerto with Buxtehude, Bach, Frank and Reihnberger played by Elena Anatoljewna Epsteina started at 19.00 h and lasted approximately 90 min. It was slain by the sonority of the over 6000 pipes. Virtuoso, but played a few register of less maybe more would have drawn. It was a nice opportunity to listen the once largest organ in the world, and to admire the art of the organ builder. Recommended.
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  • The outside is nice but the Interior looks to have been again in drywall... Otherwise very nice place with the most beautiful organ in Europe, nice concert...
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