Nativity of Christ Cathedral, Riga

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The Neo-Byzantine Nativity of Christ Cathedral represents the largest Orthodox cathedral in the Baltic region, renowned for striking icons that cover most of its interior walls. Observe the 19th-century edifice and admire its pastel interior featuring representations of Christ and saints. You'll have the chance to see typical Orthodox ornaments and frescoes characteristic of the Byzantine era. From a distance, the cathedral dominates the landscape with its bright golden domes. You are welcome to buy candles here and light them in memory of loved ones. While there is no entry fee, the church accepts donations. Using our international travel planner, Riga attractions like Nativity of Christ Cathedral can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • A stunning example of Byzantine style. Bold and attractive next to the park and close to the Freedom Minument  more »
  • An interesting story of the church's rebuilding. still have to decorate the four domes with gold leaf.
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  • Truly beautiful Cathedral. Amazing painting on walls with so many beautiful details! It's like a museum of arts, you can stare those wall painting for hours and always found something new to enjoy! As also wonderful icons inside! Highly recommend to visit this place! The building itself is also very impressive and beautiful!
  • The interior is under cleaning so you will see lots of scaffolds set up here and there. Wearing appropriately is required: those wearing shorts are not allowed. Admission is free and there is a small stall selling religion-related souvenir at the entrance; the delicately decorated egg shells look amazing
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