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Nativity of Christ Cathedral

Brivibas bulvaris 23, Riga 1050, Latvia
+371 67 211 207
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Beautiful orthodox cathedral

The cathedral is simply beautiful - absolute proportion and symmetry of lines. What makes it... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Danny S
Malindi, Kenya
via mobile
Beautiful orthodox church

We found it surprising that it was still open at 7pm and we could freely enter without having to... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Ramunė P
Vilnius, Lithuania
via mobile
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Brivibas bulvaris 23, Riga 1050, Latvia
+371 67 211 207
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The cathedral is simply beautiful - absolute proportion and symmetry of lines. What makes it special - it surrounded by old trees , witch creates special atmosphere !

Thank Danny S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We found it surprising that it was still open at 7pm and we could freely enter without having to pay. Only the main altar was off limits and we could admire the icons from a very close distance.

Thank Ramunė P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It is pure gold that shines on you in this cathedral. Very impressive. Not to be missed! Always a pity that photography is not permitted in churches like this one. But buying a pliant solves the problem.

Thank Ronald B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

One of the reviews refers to how well this has been preserved. I don't think that's the right word. It has been returned to its former glory. Clean and bright on the outside, insides it is well decorated with many icons. Tourists mingle with the...More

Thank Jincognito
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Even if you have no religion or different to Russian Orthodox you must visit this place of worship. It is overflowing with icons and wall paintings in a surprisingly small space. Entry is free. There are seats to sit on at the sides. It is...More

Thank c_wicks234
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My favourite church of the city. Huge and amazing. Bit out of the heart of the city, walk after the freedem monument and you will find it. It worths the walk and you can visit for free.

Thank Davide G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A 2 minute walk from the Radison Blu surrounded by a public park this was one of the highlights in Riga.The painting and imagery are superb if you are in the area this is well worth a visit.As with Russian Orthodox churches there is no...More

Thank craigluscar
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I was just passing in front of the church and had no intention to go in. Although, the exterior was so fabulous I've changed my mind and got in. Illustrations on the ceilings were incredible. If you are in Riga you should definitely visit this...More

Thank MehmetSabuncu
Reviewed 17 June 2017 via mobile

Completed in the 1880 when Latvia was part of the Czarist empire this is the largest Orthodox Church in the Baltic. During the soviet era it was turned into a planetarium but has been comprehensible restored both inside and out. The gilded domes are spectacular...More

Thank Richard G
Reviewed 7 June 2017

I was not planning to visit this particular church, but while I was wondering around the city of Riga, I came across to it by accident. It looks magnificent and well-maintained from the outside with shiny golden domes and the inside looks also impressive with...More

Thank travel-around1004
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