Statue of Roland
Statue of Roland
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TheShis
Tel Aviv, Israel41,102 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
This is a lovely and imposing statue, located in the town hall square.
It provides a fantastic photo-op with the house of Black heads behind it.
Written 1 November 2023
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chrissieb94
Dorset, UK3,074 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Couples
The stone statue of a knight with sword and shield is positioned in the centre of Town Hall Square. Roland was a military leader under the Holy Roman Emperor Charlemagne. The original statue was erected in the 19th century but was damaged by bombing in 1941 and is now in St Peter’s Church. The current Roland statue is a replica erected in 2000.
Written 3 September 2023
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Adrian T
Silchester, UK200 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
July 2023
This is situated in front of the House of Blackheads and is a 1999 reproduction of the 1897 original which was damaged in 1941. The original can be found in St Peter's church.
Written 7 August 2023
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LostInTime
Pittsburgh, PA20,318 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
June 2023 • Business
I don’t know who Roland is but he has a big statue in a nice location. The backdrop for pictures is nice and people flock to the statue.
Written 14 June 2023
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LolaGo1
Washington DC, DC6,628 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Solo
This statue is prominently located infront of the House of the Blackheads. There were some people seated around it. Wanting to take some pictures of the statue only, I had to wait for them to move on.
Written 22 May 2023
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Coryy20
Port of Spain, Trinidad5,525 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Solo
This is a very huge white statue located at Town Hall in front of the house of Blackheads. Beautiful white statue with sword drawn. For me it's just another statue but for the people of Riga it has historical significance where its told Roland was man of justice in Germany.
Not difficult to miss if you are at the Town Hall.
Written 1 July 2020
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The World is My Oyster
Orlando, FL21,653 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019 • Couples
This statue definitely sticks out in the heart of a small square that already shines, especially at night.
Written 18 December 2019
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Peter M
Melbourne, Australia1,293 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
June 2019
This is in the Town Hall Square and was erected in 1897. It is only a copy after the statue was destroyed in World War 11. The original is at St Peter's Cathedral. Roland is a true person and he has became the symbol of justice in Northern Germany
Written 30 October 2019
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Ian C
London, UK23,740 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019 • Couples
Roland, who was a close associate of Charlemagne, is the patron saint of Riga. The original statue from 1897 was destroyed by bombing in the Second World War, along with most of the Town Square, and I'm glad that they have replaced it with a replica at the centre of the square.

Nearby is a monument to the first decorated Christmas tree which was not a 19th century innovation, as we believe, but apparently was started here in Rigi 500 years ago.

Written 21 September 2019
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Cymro
Coimbra, Portugal3,308 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019
I found it incongruous that a statue of Roland, a French military leader under Charlemagne in his battles with the Moors, should be located in the Town Hall Square in Riga. Some research showed that apparently they were not uncommon in the Hanseatic states of eastern Germany and cities in the Baltic region that used Saxon Law. This statue is a copy as the original was badly damaged in the war. On wo of the occasions I visited the square, there was a classical violinist performing at its base, and on the second there was a female opera singer. It's worth visiting for the musicians alone.
Written 9 September 2019
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