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Freedom Monument (Brivibas Piemineklis)

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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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1 Brivivas iela / Pilsetas kanals, Riga, Latvia
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Loved the walk up to the Freedom Monument as then could use the avenue linked to the river to explore more of Old Town

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Unveiled in 1935 this monument is centrally situated & is stunning to visit both at day and night time.

Thank PolllCat
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you spend a day in Riga you will pass the Freedom Monument (Brīvības Pieminēklis). By itself, It is a beautiful monument, yet to fully appreciate how much it means to the Latvian people I encourage you to do some research. A popular on-line encyclopedia...More

Thank Ed K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

You’ll come across this monument if you want to or not in the centre of Riga Guards stand by all day and it was good to see the change in guard - Latvia has just celebrated 100 years of freedom when I went and so...More

Thank WendyMartin1972
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Given Latvia’s history, it was powerful to see the monument and to respect the history that it represents.

Thank af19852015
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful monument which is situated in one of the many parks of Riga. From here you also have a nice view on the Opera

Thank mahlegrand
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Look at it daytime and look at it in evening when it is illuminated. Fantastic. from those days when art was art and freedom was highest value possible. Do not miss it when You are in Riga.

Thank tomass_martin
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

These monuments are very all very similar but the doesn’t detract from the magnificence of this monument especially with the changing of the guard and the flowers around the base all helped by the upcoming Latvian Independence Day celebrations

Thank S3425DSdavem
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Riga's Freedom Monument in the park along the daugava river attracts. Apart from crows and tourists today a childrens choir rehearsed for Latvia's centenary while being filmed by a drone.The boys voices were beautiful but the crows were not impressed.

Thank Rhod007
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Not much to say really but it's a beautiful monument just outside the old town. We caught the changing of the guards by chance. There'a nice little park nearby and the temporarily rehoused Occupation Museum is close by.

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