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Nativity of Christ Cathedral

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Address: Brivibas bulvaris 23, Riga 1050, Latvia
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+371 67 211 207
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Stunning, just stunning

The cathedral looks amazing from the skyline bar in the Radisson hotel. So we decided to check it out inside. Wow. It is stunning inside. Really beautiful. The muriels are... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Settle, United Kingdom
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Settle, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The cathedral looks amazing from the skyline bar in the Radisson hotel. So we decided to check it out inside. Wow. It is stunning inside. Really beautiful. The muriels are amazing. It's very peaceful and moving. The architecture is fantastic.

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Staines, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Beautiful Russian Orthodox Cathedral situated on the edge of Esplanade Park. Officially called the Cathedral of Christ's Nativity. Well worth a visit.

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Luleå, Sverige
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing church in the middle of Riga. Has been good taking care of, everything is bright shining and clean. Nice to go inside, sit down, just relax and look at all the beauty.

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Wakefield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This orthodox church is free (donations recommended) and the icons of the saints in gold are stunning. Well worth a visit.

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Derby, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016

This cathedral feels like an art gallery; it is literally covered in gold and icons. Very much a must-see. NEED TO WEAR RESPECTFUL CLOTHES, AND HEAD COVERED.

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Belgrade, Serbia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016

First of all, I must warn you to disregard reviews like badkingjones'. I must react, because this is the second I've read which doesn't come even close to truth, so I wonder if he was there at all??? We were 3 days in Riga, and there's nothing bad I can say about this beautiful city and its people (no drugs,... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016

drug dealers right out front, the sides are extensively tagged, prostituites day and night, some as young as twelve

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

One of the most stunning churches I have ever been to. Best thing to do is just sit down when you get in and soak up the building, paintings and items within the building.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016 via mobile

The building is beautifully designed and truly a sight to behold, but quite difficult to photograph! From the side, the view is obscured by trees, and from the front the main road is too close to allow a decent shot. There's no photography permitted inside the building and guests are requested to dress respectfully - even offering ladies head scarves... More 

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Brotton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016

No visit to Riga would be complete without entering this amazing building! You cannot but marvel at the beauty of the murals and icons. I found it profoundly emotional listening to the priest conducting a service whilst lighting candles for my late parents. (something I do in any city in the world I visit)

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