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Freedom Monument (Brivibas Piemineklis)

1 Brivivas iela / Pilsetas kanals, Riga, Latvia
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Completed in 1935 to commemorate Latvian independence, this symbolic statue in Old Town shows the image of Liberty holding three stars in her outstretched hands, symbolizing unity of the country.
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1 Brivivas iela / Pilsetas kanals, Riga, Latvia
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Reviewed 3 days ago

You might give this monument only three stars, but it should have four. Each star up there represents a section of the county - Latvia had 3 sections when the monument was built, but now has four. Alas, no plans to update this historic monument.

Thank David B
Reviewed 4 days ago

I don't find the monument as such very intriguing just viewing it. It's the history of it and the Latvian struggle for freedom that is the story and how the sculpture and it's presence intertwine with history. There is supposedly a Swedish connection in the...More

Thank HenriqueIndo
Reviewed 5 days ago

This monument is a symbol of liberty erected after World War I when Latvia was first recognized as an independent nation. Surprisingly, it was not razed during the half century of Soviet occupation. A statue of Lenin sat down the street from the Freedom Monument...More

Thank Dagmara B
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Originally conceived as a memorial to soldiers who died in the Latvian War of Independence 1918 - 20 and completed in 1935 it depicts liberty holding aloft three stars. It has over the years become an overall symbol of Latvian freedom.. it stands in a...More

Thank Richard G
Reviewed 1 week ago

A must see while in Riga. Incredible structure with an extremely interesting history. Not to be missed.

Thank Maclean93
Reviewed 1 week ago

For me this monument is fascinating as it has not been destroyed during its latest occupation period and instead it was left there but with a different interpretation. For the locals, it is a symbol of their independence and the three stars represent their three...More

Thank Andreia K
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A very humble but strong statue of liberty. Can see it in very different angles from very different locations in Riga.

Thank Sh T
Reviewed 1 week ago

Freedom monument in the centre of old city A woman holds 3 stars in her hands, 3 areas of Latvia People call it 3 stars cognac.

Thank Yakov S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

In the middle of a beautiful park, very poignant, that all three states come together as one Latvia. The history of the country in one gigantic statue which symbolic of the country.

Thank Stuart S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is not the status of liberty although it seems it should express the same idea. Look for the 3 stars.

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