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St. Mary's Dome Cathedral

Doma laukums 1, Riga 1050, Latvia
+371 67 227 573
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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.
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Doma laukums 1, Riga 1050, Latvia
+371 67 227 573
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Reviewed 2 days ago

I highly recommend stopping by this church and going in for a visit. There is a beautiful organ and the cloister has been turned into an open air museum that includes a series of cannons!

Thank Marla7
Reviewed 3 days ago

This cathedral is really the main cathedral in old Riga. We enjoyed organ music concert there! We were inside all sounds.

Thank arinafb17
Reviewed 1 week ago

Inside the walls are quite plain but the interesting parts are the magnificent organ, ornate pulpit and stained glass windows.

Thank Plattypuss52
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What a great surprise to visit the Cathedral just as an organ recital was about to take place. Very special event.

Thank Barb56L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The cathedral is the biggest church in Riga containing one of the biggest organs in the World with more than 6000 organ pippes. It is at the present under restauration, but nevertheless They Continue to give organ recitals daily at noon. Tickets at 10 euro....More

Thank Birte L
Reviewed 19 October 2017

That is another pearl of church architecture, beside the St. Peter's Church we saw in Riga. It is located on Doma Laukums or Cathedral Square, not so far from the Town Hall Square, the place, from which we started with our exploration of Riga. The...More

Thank Oleg Y
Reviewed 17 October 2017 via mobile

Our visit to Riga was as a result of The Really Big Chorus from the UK coming here to sing in a concert. It was a wonderful venue - it is a very impressive building and ideal for a musical events. A little chilly as...More

Thank Wineaway
Reviewed 14 October 2017

Riga has more than its fair share of lovely old churches and cathedrals and this is a brilliant landmark and central point.

Thank David M
Reviewed 4 October 2017

Not as polished up as many European cathedrals, but just a peaceful place to visit and contemplate what the old walls have witnessed. Interesting that during the Soviet occupation from 1944-1991, they turned it into only a concert hall, with a spectacular organ. Concerts still...More

Thank Maris L
Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

We bought tickets for the tour plus the concert. The concert was incredible. It was only 20 minutes, but it was amazing. The self guided tour was good but if your planing a visit, do the concert to. Every day at noon. Tickets were 10...More

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No. They just appreciate your attendance. Obviously short shorts would be seen as inappropriate but other than that, no dress code