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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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  • Poor1%
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1 Brivivas iela / Pilsetas kanals, Riga, Latvia
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Reviewed yesterday

Monument is lit up with colourful display of images. Musical accompaniment is interesting. Loops run ~5 minutes

Thank Psych4
Reviewed 4 days ago

It is what you see. A monument - nice, lots of room to take pictures, with guards doing the ol' march across now and again, not really much to say, but if you are in the area, may as well check it out!

Thank Eddie072_11
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Do come here before 3pm to witness the exchange of the Guards. It's worth to catch them. Must visit when you come riga!

Thank hi_shirley
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This monument definitely has a presence. We didn't have a tour guide but we read about the monument and have seen it in documentaries so knew the meaning behind it. If not with a guide, I would recommend reading about its history to gain a...More

Thank emdob
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Erected in the 1930's to commemorate the fallen of the Latvian War of Independence (1918-1920), this large granite column features on top the Goddess Liberty bearing aloft three golden stars (originally representing the three historic divisions of Latvia but after the fall of the the...More

Thank Richard L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Easy to find from the city centre, we were surprised and moved to see this monument being guarded. How nice to see it without people climbing all over it. A great symbol of freedom for Latvia.

Thank Essextraveller52
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a guided tour in Central Riga, incl. the old town. She took us to this Freedom Monument and told us the exciting story about how they managed to persuade the Russians not to destroy it during the occupation. It was decorated with fresh...More

Thank Penntagon
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is almost a holy shrine to Latvians, as this statue was put up in the thirties, during Latvia's first short-lived period of independence, and lasted through the Soviet era. I read that laying flowers at the foot of it was punishable by deportation to...More

Thank sfuhere
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Definitely worth a visit, although how can you miss it! It stands out and can be seen for miles. A wonderful monument and its great to photograph. Worth seeing indeed.

Thank Benji10uk
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It was here the demonstrators met_ which led to the final Liberation in 1990. The monument itself was made in 1935 and it is here foreign dignities place flowers

Thank Birte L
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