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Nativity of Christ Cathedral

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Address: Brivibas bulvaris 23, Riga 1050, Latvia
Phone Number: +371 67 211 207

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Fantastic Russian Orthodox Church

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
Belgrade, Serbia
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Belgrade, Serbia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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 1 week ago

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

Thank badkingjohn
Harrogate, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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.

Thank JohnH3759
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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 2 weeks ago

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)

Thank PeteH53
Provincetown, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 237 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There are no pictures of the interior allowed, so observe closely. The icons are breathtaking and the gold frames and gold furnishings will leave you with your mouth open. It is a scared place and one can not help but be overcome by that feeling. I witnessed Russian Orthodox men and women paying respects to a deceased member of the... More 

Rhyl, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The most attractive building in my opinion of the whole city. Beautiful outside for lots of photos but the trees do get in the way. Very nice inside too but you've probably seen better, it's free so worth a visit as you are passing by.

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Kristiansand, Norway
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

this is one of the just must see places in Riga . Admire the wonderfull Friscos on the walls and celing. Just amazing, you have to see them

Thank Tor Steinar E
Romford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

This cathedral is not a museum, but a well used place of worship. Whilst the interior, like the exterior, is stunning it must be respected as a place of worship. That said, it is a wonderful place to visit: the icons, statues, etc are of the highest quality.

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Almaty, Kazakhstan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

The interior of the church is wonderful, you can see that the architects put a lot of love into the place and you will surely enjoy the silence and appreciate the beauty.

Thank PcholkaVe

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