Look up to the top of Freedom Monument, a copper statue of Liberty, for the three stars held aloft on this high obelisk. The stars symbolize the three major regions of Latvia. Kārlis Zāle designed the 42 m (138 ft) high memorial as a tribute to soldiers killed during the Latvian War of Independence. The sculptures and the bas-reliefs at the foot of the obelisk represent heroes, heroines, and the common people. Notice an ancient warrior standing between two kneeling modern soldiers in the "guards of the fatherland." Catch the changing of the guard every hour. The monument makes a great benchmark for navigation in Riga. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to Freedom Monument and many more Riga attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Riga travel route planner .
Freedom Monument Reviews
The monument is a very important symbol of the freedom, independence, and sovereignty of Latvia. When your look at this stunning, symbolic monument you can see the dozens of statues that surround it w... more »
Hard to miss on a trip to Riga in the middle of everything you'd want to see and spectacular and eye catching as well as a very important piece of Latvian history. A must see! more »
Most central. Good point to start for a sightseeing - for attractions as well as for shopping. We enjoyed the white nights.
Very nice and the switch of the guards also. It can't be compared with the Greek switch of guards. But it was nice and traditional. Something that you can remember.
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