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Freedom Monument (Brivibas Piemineklis)
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Owner description: 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.
Reviewed 7 November 2017

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 flowers on 3 sides.

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Reviewed 2 November 2017

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 Siberia back then. These days, it feels very much like the heart of the city and indeed of Latvia, and it is a really moving monument, beautiful and striking too in its own way. I found myself moved by it, gazing up at it often, so I can't imagine how powerful it must be for Latvians themselves.

At the moment, the statue is being renovated so the bottom of the pediment is boarded off and can't be seen. There is usually an honour guard of soldiers around it and flowers are regularly laid there. The locals call the female figure at the top Milda, which is a common female first name in Latvia. More practically, being so high and at the centre of town, it's a great orientation point. You cannot miss this, in either sense of the word.

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Reviewed 2 November 2017 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.

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Reviewed 26 October 2017 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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Reviewed 25 October 2017

Riga citizens are proud of their green city - with parks. They are in all neighborhoods and its young families and elderly citizens to enjoy. We were there early October and the trees were still green, but flowers were planted and carefully tended in all of the. The Bivibas Boulevard has a number of parks but the one with the Freedom Monument is not to be missed. The statue of Freedom holds three stars representing three regions of Latvia, freedom achieved in 1990 from soviet occupation.

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