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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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Herdera laukums 6 | Centra Rajons, Riga 1050, Latvia
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Reviewed 20 April 2015

Having read some of the previous reviews it is correct that building renovations are being carried out and the organ can hardly been seen. However this is a very impressive building inside. The real treat for us was when we found the courtyard door, more...More

Date of experience: April 2015
1  Thank MartinG_53
Reviewed 14 April 2015 via mobile

I think in the UK we are lucky to have so many fantastic churches and cathedrals (My favourite is Lincoln) For €3 per person, this is quite an in/out tourist attraction leaving you feeling like "is that it?" If you truly want to go, my...More

2  Thank James M
Reviewed 9 April 2015

The cathedral was under renovation when I visited, and while it was open not much was visible. Think that I would miss this one out at the present time if making a visit. Wanted to see the organ, however it was covered in scaffolding. It...More

Date of experience: March 2015
Thank 126iana
Reviewed 8 April 2015

Well worth a visit, interesting in that lots of parts of some of the bombed buildings have been collected and displayed

Date of experience: April 2015
Thank Trevthetraveller
Reviewed 2 April 2015

The cathedral was under renovation when I visited, and while it was open not much was visible. The noise from the renovation was also rather distracting. It looked like there could have been plenty of beautiful and historic things to see, but for the time...More

Date of experience: February 2015
Thank Emily R M
Reviewed 21 March 2015

Pay the entrance fee of 3 euros; a bit steep, but you get access to the old courtyard of the cathedral and you may freely walk around the many artifacts assembled, ranging from cannons to church-bells. The famous organ and other areas are covered by...More

Date of experience: March 2015
Thank Rolf L
Reviewed 18 March 2015

Very nice cathedral. Beautiful stained glass windows. Huge organ; it has over 6700 pipes. Lovely detail all over.

Date of experience: March 2015
Thank niinan2
Reviewed 20 February 2015

Historically, the medieval St.Mary's Cathedral is one of the oldest and the largest religious buildings in Latvia and the Baltic States. For this reason, it stores a wealth of historical, architectural, artistic and cultural treasures.. Since it has been restored more and more times, it...More

Date of experience: May 2014
Thank fabiodiglio
Reviewed 18 February 2015

it looked great but was disappointed that although there were signs of renovation outside there was no indication of the extend of the inside

Date of experience: February 2015
Thank Vic_brookes
Reviewed 10 February 2015

The Cathedral is being renovated, so opening hours are a bit restricted. The outside is magnificent, the inside will be once the work is finished. What I liked about it was that there is a kid's corner in the church as well :) Be prepared...More

Date of experience: February 2015
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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