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Nativity of Christ Cathedral

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Address: Brivibas bulvaris 23, Riga 1050, Latvia
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+371 67 211 207

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Beautiful church

An active church with local community of goers. While there a newborn was baptized and it was moving and magnificent. The building and decorations are in the best form and shape.

Reviewed 5 days ago
Saar G
Giv'atayim, Israel
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Giv'atayim, Israel
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

An active church with local community of goers. While there a newborn was baptized and it was moving and magnificent. The building and decorations are in the best form and shape.

Thank Saar G
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5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited this church while it was full of locals in the middle of some kind of easter ritual. This made the visit very special and intresting. There is a lot of art to look at in the church, and for me it was a good introduction to this kind of christianity. Beautiful on the outside and on the inside.... More 

Thank Frieda N
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

One of the most stunning and beautifully crafted buildings I have ever been inside of. It was such a shame you couldn't take photos however it is a case of respect. There are murals on the ceilings and gold chandeliers and candles everywhere. The entry Way shot is nothing like the interior if you venture further in.

Thank Catrin H
Wishaw, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were admiring the exterior and taking lots of photos then wandered in. This was a fabulous experience. We're not religious at all but to hear the priest chanting and observe the people praying was actually quite moving. The interior was beautiful and we enjoyed the atmosphere.

Thank alibroon
Sudbury, United Kingdom
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329 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The GF and I visited today and were amazed at the ornate decoration and icons of the cathedral. It's not really a tourist destination as it doesn't charge and the other visitors were saying prayers, but it is an amazing attraction

Thank gilescorenwannabe
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42 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 March 2017

As capital cities go the cathedral is a bit disappointing but what was very special was attendig a concert when the fantastic organ (6,768 pipes) was played - very memorable.

Aberystwyth, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 21 March 2017

A stunning russian orthodox cathedral just 15 minutes north of rigas old town. Its a free attraction and the grounds surrounding it are stunning also. Be sure to make time for this attraction !

Thank Lee F
Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 20 March 2017

This cathedral is equally as impressive on the outside as it is on the inside. Its golden domes can be seen from a distance. The interior is amazing and very colourful. Well worth a visit

Thank Gareth_H25
New Mills, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 20 March 2017

This beautiful gold domed cathedral stands in a park area just outside the old city but takes five minutes to walk there from the freedom monument. It is unmissable as you approach,the gold dome and intricate architecture are stunning. There is free entry and inside does not disappoint. Absolutely wonderful

Thank Norman B
Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 18 March 2017

The cathedral was built in 1876, when Latvia was part of the Russian Empire and I have to say it's one of the most stunning cathedrals i have ever seen. I loved the design, its curved arches and gold roof.

Thank Chelsea B

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