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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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  • We visited Riga Cathedral, I really liked the beautiful stained glass windows, and the cloisters, it was also a peaceful place to sit for a while, definitely worth visiting 
    We visited Riga Cathedral, I really liked the beautiful stained glass windows, and the cloisters, it was also a peaceful place to sit for a while, definitely worth visiting  more »
  • The ticket is a bit to expensive (5 €). Only the peaceful cloister and the amazing organ are worth the visit. 
    The ticket is a bit to expensive (5 €). Only the peaceful cloister and the amazing organ are worth the visit.  more »
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  • The cathedral is old and it looks old. It needs a lot of money to bring it back to full glory. You can fill spirit of past times especially in cloister. To me this church was completely different I have ever seen, probably because it is in state needing renovation. It is a shame that this beautiful building looks like it looks but hopefully in near future it will be possible to admire it in full beauty. Entrance fee is €5 worth or not but supporting the cathedral is really good idea. The cathedral is housing one of Riga symbols - The Rooster. In my view it is a must when you are visiting Riga. Next door there is a museum devoted to Riga history, worth visiting too.
  • We happened upon this cathedral right at lunchtime as the daily short organ concert began. It was magical to sit in the cool of the cathedral and listen to a masterful performance! It's always special to visit an ancient house of worship where believers still gather. Don't miss the magnificent stained glass windows or the carving of St. Luke on the side of the pulpit -- he looks a little startled!

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