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Freedom Monument (Brivibas Piemineklis)

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Address: 1 Brivivas iela / Pilsetas kanals, Riga, Latvia
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Completed in 1935 to commemorate Latvian independence, this symbolic statue...

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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Nice attraction

Spotted this monument whilst on a bus trip, decided to get closer, very nice with military guarding at the base, happened to see the guards change, well worth a visit

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Spotted this monument whilst on a bus trip, decided to get closer, very nice with military guarding at the base, happened to see the guards change, well worth a visit

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Patras, Greece
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Monument of freedom is a must in Riga. Also the park around it deserves a watch. Its dedicated to latvia's freedom and the 3 stars symbolize the 3 main regions of Latvia.

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Sudbury, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

You can't really miss the monument so it's excellent to use as a landmark to navigate. It is amazing poignant and thought provoking, demonstrating the experiences of the Latvian people. Definitely go, even for just a minute of reflection

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New Mills, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This magnificent monument was built to commemorate those Latvians who gave their lives in pursuit of their country's freedom from both Nazi and soviet oppression. Situated in the centre of the old town it can be seen from a distance due to its highly. A truly impressive memorial.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited this monument on one of our daily strolls around the city. Unbelievably fantastic, stands proud for everyone to see, also lit up in the evenings. Please visit and see for yourself.....

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Stockport, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is definitely free! It's a nice monument and is easily accessible from all angles. It's free, and doesn't cost anything. Cheap eh!?!

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Built to honour the soldiers killed during the Latvian war of independence. The monument sat in the middle of Bastejkalns Park, which was pretty and had the frozen canal running through it.

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McKinney, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The monument is great to look at and there are soldiers guarding it. The park around the monument is really beautiful.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Freedom is very important, in particular if you have experienced not having freedom. Those that have always had freedom will most likely not 'get' the deep meaning & value that Latvians put on freedom. People put fresh flowers at the base of the monument & there are always flowers there. Even though Latvia has been free of Soviet/Russian occupation for... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Dominates the landscape by the Laima Clock and park. You won't miss it, the design is interesting and there's also a great gift shop (not related to the monument) nearby.

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