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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  • It's free to get in, however they do have donation boxes dotted around the cathedral. They have a small shop inside where you can buy candles to light in the cathedral for less than a euro and other.....  more »
  • What a fantastic and wonderful cathedral. Really huge and detailed architecture and perfect location. Visible from most buildings.  more »
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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!
  • One of the most beautiful churches I've ever been! Definitely worth a visit!
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