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Nativity of Christ Cathedral

Brivibas bulvaris 23, Riga 1050, Latvia
+371 67 211 207
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No other word for it...absolutely stunning. So much colour and gold everywhere. A real shame you... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Warrington, United Kingdom
Amazing inside and outside

This orthodox cathedral is not only worth visit it is so photogenic from the outside,and quite... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Montrose, United Kingdom
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Brivibas bulvaris 23, Riga 1050, Latvia
+371 67 211 207
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Reviewed 1 week ago

No other word for it...absolutely stunning. So much colour and gold everywhere. A real shame you cannot photograph inside...its impossible to do it justice with words alone.

Thank Turtle5954
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This orthodox cathedral is not only worth visit it is so photogenic from the outside,and quite beautiful even from a distance. Inside the building are amazing frescos, candelabras and ceiling. it is free to enter and the only downside is that photography is not allowed...More

Thank DavidMay1945
Reviewed 13 December 2017

This Orthodox Cathedral is well worth a visit. Beautiful iconography with much restoration work currently in progress. Considering its history during the German and Soviet occupations, it is remarkable that it is now looking so good.

Thank TauntonBob
Reviewed 8 December 2017

This striking building is situated just a few minutes walk from Old Riga, it's impressive gold onion domes dominate the skyline as you approach. During the Soviet occupation, the building had been converted to to planetarium, but it has since been restored to it's former...More

Thank Jellybellydancer
Reviewed 23 November 2017

Make sure you don't just admire this church's elaborate architecture and decor from the outside! Inside you will find frescoed walls and celiling that are well worth looking at. It's free and central so make sure you visit!

Thank Marla7
Reviewed 2 November 2017 via mobile

Although not religious, the architecture drew me to visit this Orthodox Church. The detail in the building and artistry are what make this building very impressive and I would recommend visiting this impressive building.

Thank Benji10uk
Reviewed 2 November 2017

A very striking design both inside and out makes this a real draw, especially if you've never been inside a Russian orthodox church before. It's interesting to see just how different it is and the golden onion domes are a real sight. The interior is...More

Thank sfuhere
Reviewed 31 October 2017

Beautiful church - well worth looking round! Free entry, they ask that shoulders and legs are covered but can lend scarves at the kiosk.

Thank buddyhollly
Reviewed 29 October 2017

This magnificent Russian Orthodox church is actually outside of Riga Old Town. One day when I was in Riga, I walked down the avenue behind the Freedom Monument and found this cathedral. It was so eye catching with its golden dome. When I was there,...More

Thank calvin722
Reviewed 26 October 2017 via mobile

Lofts of gold can be seen: on the cupola outside and inside on the many icons. Worshippers can be seen kneeling and Kissinger these icons.It is a modern church and NOT particular interesting or pretty.

Thank Birte L
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