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“Brief visit”
Review of Riga Cathedral

Riga Cathedral
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US$59,54*
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Old Town and Art Nouveau Walking Tour of Riga
Ranked #27 of 324 things to do in Riga
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: First completed in 1270 as a bishop's cathedral, this magnificent building features a large organ (circa 1884) that boasts 6,768 pipes, making it one of the biggest in the world.
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We briefly stopped to check out the church and found it to be very pretty. Worth visiting to take a few photos

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

12€ for a ticket to this excellent concert which included the Riga philharmonic orchestra & the Riga Radio choir & soloists. Lasted an hour & a half & was an absolute delight. When all the tickets are sold it has capacity of 1,350 I was told. They have organ recitals ( the biggest organ in the Baltic ) & other concerts. This is an excellent way of helping to maintain the upkeep of the building whilst providing musical experiences & helping the musicians as well. Religious buildings are expensive to maintain. Lovely pulpit & some interesting stained glass windows.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went to see the Cathedral and also to buy a ticket for a concert which was held a few days later. The entry was about Euro7 (adult) so we decided not to buy it as we bought the tickets for a concert Euro 20 per person. The building itself is interesting from outside, near is big area with a few restaurants, free Wi-Fi (which is nearly everywhere), city bicycle stands. When we came a few days later to attend the concert we came a bit earlier to have time to see the Cathedral from inside. It was a bit disappointed as there is not too much to see except magnificent organ. The concert was superb, worth more than we paid. Trio of artists - soprano - Olga Pjatigorska, organ player - Edite Alpe and violin player - Indulis Cintins (I kept the program therefore I was able to write the names) delivered world class performance - SUPERB!!!. The Cathedral is great space for this type of concerts and I would recommend to everybody to visit one. I'm giving the rate based on the outstanding concert only.

Thank Eva T
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Looks great from the outside and there is a little gem of a playground. Armadillo and other animal statues are there to play....for kids. There is a charge to go inside....and I did not get to see the interior as there were lots to see outside

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Here on a cruise tour, we attended an organ concert, which was excellent. During the concert there was certainly time to gaze at the various ornate elements of the church including their impressive organ. It was too crowded otherwise to do any sort of closer up sightseeing. There are free public restrooms down a flight of stairs situated on the same wall as the organ as you would go out into the courtyard. The setup is very strange because men and women enter through the same door and the women walk through the men's to get to their section. At crowded times, there are lines but women can go down on the left to get to their line in their section. It's set up entirely of stalls so privacy is not a concern. The sinks are in a common area between the two areas.

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